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Humour in society : resistance and control

Author: Chris Powell; George E C Paton
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1988.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Powell; George E C Paton
ISBN: 031200933X 9780312009335
OCLC Number: 16645272
Description: xxii, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Stupidity and rationality : jokes from the iron cage / Christie Davies --
The origins of the political joke / Gregor Benton --
Auschwitz jokes / Alan Dundes and Thomas Hauschild --
Is the Pope Catholic? A content analysis of American jokelore about the Catholic clergy / John L. Oldani --
A phenomenological analysis of humour in society / Chris Powell --
Blue jokes : humour in police work / Simon Holdaway --
'Jokers wild' : humour in organizational culture / Steve Linstead --
Racist humour and racist ideology in British television, or I laughed till you cried / Charles Husband --Scriptwriters and producers : a dimension of control in television situation comedies / Paul Taylor --
The comedian as portrayer of social morality / George E.C. Paton --
Representations of women and men in Playboy sex cartoons / Gail Dines-Levy and Gregory W.H. Smith --
In search of literature on the sociology of humour : a sociobibliographical afterword / George E.C. Paton.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Powell, George E.C. Paton.

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