Humour and Laughter in History

Transcultural Perspectives

Humour can be used as a »weapon« or as a means of coping with problematic historical events, especially in times of war and crisis. The book presents examples from different cultures (Russia, Europe, USA), from different historical epochs (from the Napoleonic era up to the current time) and from different medias (caricature, journalism, film).

By looking at the individual cases it becomes possible to recognize some general structural patterns and to gain a deeper insight into the »functioning« of humour and laughter.

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2014-10-06, 138 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2858-6

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Elisabeth Cheauré

Elisabeth Cheauré, University of Freiburg, Germany

Regine Nohejl

Regine Nohejl, University of Freiburg, Germany

Author(s)
Elisabeth Cheauré / Regine Nohejl (eds.)
Book title
Humour and Laughter in History Transcultural Perspectives
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
138
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 17 SW-Abbildungen, 13 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-2858-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1559
BIC-Code
HBTB JFC
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
NHTB JBCC
Release date
2014-10-06
Edition
1
Topics
Erinnerungskultur, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Cultural Studies, History, Literary Studies, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
History, Humour, War, Caricature, Film, Transculture, Cultural History, Memory Culture, Cultural Studies

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