Gender and Laughter
  • Release Date : 01 January 2009
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 388 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9789042026735
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Download or read book entitled Gender and Laughter by author: Anonim which was release on 01 January 2009 and published by BRILL with total page 388 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.