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The social faces of humour Popular Cultural Studies 11

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This book is, in a sense, a sequel to Humour in Society: Resistance and Control which was edited by George E.C. Paton and Chris Powell. Now, seven years later, the culturally central nature of humour seems greater than ever. - - This collection of original essays critically assesses the practices of humour in various role relationships in a number of social contexts, for example work, in the workplace and between family members. A feature of this new volume is the critical analysis of socio-linguistic practices, including the use of jokes and cartoons, to manage tensions in social relationships at the micro-and macro-sociological levels of human interaction. Wider social and cultural issues are also examined by other contributors concerned with alternative comedy and sitcoms in British and Australian society, for example, which along with humour practices are situated by the editors in their introduction to substantiate the value of studying and researching the sociology of humour. This copy is in very good condition; looks unread.

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Author(s):
Paton, George E.C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 x 2 cms
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857422694
ISBN-13:
9781857422696
Number of pages:
357
Publisher:
Arena
Title:
The Social Faces of Humour (Popular Social Studies 11)

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This book is, in a sense, a sequel to Humour in Society: Resistance and Control which was edited by George E.C. Paton and Chris Powell. Now, seven years later, the culturally central nature of humour seems greater than ever. - - This collection of original essays critically assesses the practices of humour in various role relationships in a number of social contexts, for example work, in the workplace and between family members. A feature of this new volume is the critical analysis of socio-linguistic practices, including the use of jokes and cartoons, to manage tensions in social relationships at the micro-and macro-sociological levels of human interaction. Wider social and cultural issues are also examined by other contributors concerned with alternative comedy and sitcoms in British and Australian society, for example, which along with humour practices are situated by the editors in their introduction to substantiate the value of studying and researching the sociology of humour. This copy is in very good condition; looks unread.

Author(s):
Paton, George E.C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 x 2 cms
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857422694
ISBN-13:
9781857422696
Number of pages:
357
Publisher:
Arena
Title:
The Social Faces of Humour (Popular Social Studies 11)

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