Rebellious Laughter: People's Humor in American Culture

Rebellious Laughter: People's Humor in American Culture

Rebellious Laughter: People's Humor in American Culture

Rebellious Laughter: People's Humor in American Culture

Synopsis

Bringing together everyday language, social interaction and cultural warfare, this work forms a social history of humour in American culture. It argues that jokes provide a cultural barometer of concerns and anxieties, and that laughter is transformative.
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