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Seriously funny : disability and the paradoxical power of humor

Author: Shawn Chandler Bingham; Sara E Green
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., [2016]
Series: Disability in society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring a paradox, Shawn Bingham and Sara Green show how humor has been used both to challenge traditional views of disability and to reinforce negative stereotypes and social inequalities. Seriously Funny ranges from ancient Greek dramas to medieval court jesters to contemporary comedy, from stage performances to the experiences of daily life. Rich with insights into issues of identity and social stratification,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bingham, Shawn Chandler, 1976-
Seriously funny.
Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., [2016]
(DLC) 2016016378
(OCoLC)926823082
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Chandler Bingham; Sara E Green
ISBN: 9781626375659 1626375658
OCLC Number: 957998980
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The social significance of disability humor --
Humor as aesthetic, analysis, and activism --
Disability and humor in historical context --
A twenty-first century cast of comic characters --
Creating new narratives --
Disability humor in a politically correct world --
Using disability humor to reimagine society.
Series Title: Disability in society.
Responsibility: by Shawn Chandler Bingham and Sara E. Green.

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Exploring a paradox, Shawn Bingham and Sara Green show how humor has been used both to challenge traditional views of disability and to reinforce negative stereotypes and social inequalities. Rich  Read more...

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