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Humour, Comedy and Laughter: Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life
By Lidia Dina Sciama (editor)
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Publisher Berghahn Books
Publication date April 30, 2016
Pages 209
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780857450746
ISBN-10 0857450743
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.44 lbs.
Original list price $90.00
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Anthropological writings on humour are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the cognitive, social, and moral aspects of humour and its potential to bring about a sense of amity and mutual understanding, even among different and possibly hostile people. Unfortunately, though, cartoons, jokes, and parodies can cause irremediable distress and offence. Nevertheless, contributors' cross-cultural evidence confirms that the positive aspects of humour far outweigh the danger of deepening divisions and fuelling hostilities.



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