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Humour : a very short introduction

Author: Noël Carroll
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Very short introductions, 378.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Humour has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. Humour can serve many functions; it can be used to relieve stress, to promote goodwill among strangers, to dissipate tension within a fractious group, to display intelligence, and some have even claimed that it improves health and fights sickness. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Carroll
ISBN: 0199552223 9780199552221
OCLC Number: 868965275
Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: A very short introduction --
The nature of humour --
Humour, emotion, and cognition --
Humour and value.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 378.
Other Titles: Humor
Responsibility: Noël Carroll.

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Humour is a universal feature of human life. In this Very Short Introduction Noel Carroll considers the nature and value of humour, from its leading theories and its relation to emotion and  Read more...

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Excellent introduction. * Steven Poole, the guardian *

 
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