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Pranksters : making mischief in the modern world

Author: Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: New York and London : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the most notorious mischief makers in Western culture from 1600 to the present day and explores how pranks are part of a long tradition of speaking truth to power and social critique.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kembrew McLeod
ISBN: 9780814796290 081479629X
OCLC Number: 856861124
Description: ix, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: This Is the Dawning of the Age of Enlightenment and Pranks --
Con Artists and Consumer Culture --
Spirits in the Material World --
Meet the Illuminati --
The Golden Age of Newspaper Hoaxes --
Political Pranksters --
Prank Blowback --
A Satanic Panic --
Showbiz Tricksters and the Pop Underground --
An Education in Pranks.
Responsibility: Kembrew McLeod.

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Profiling the most notorious mischief makers from the 1600s to the present day, this book explores how "pranks" are part of a long tradition of speaking truth to power and social critique.  Read more...

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"Throughout history, Western society has been thrown into confusion, disarray, and laughter by the work of hucksters and con artists. Pranksters reveals how these mischief makers have left an Read more...

 
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