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Humour And Relevance

Author : Francisco Yus
ISBN : 9789027267214
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book offers a cognitive-pragmatic, and specifically relevance-theoretic, analysis of different types of humorous discourse, together with the inferential strategies that are at work in the processing of such discourses. The book also provides a cognitive pragmatics description of how addressees obtain humorous effects. Although the inferences at work in the processing of normal, non-humorous discourses are the same as those employed in the interpretation of humour, in the latter case these strategies (and also the accessibility of contextual information) are predicted and manipulated by the speaker (or writer) for the sake of generating humorous effects. The book covers aspects of research on humour such as the incongruity-resolution pattern, jokes and stand-up comedy performances. It also offers an explanation of why ironies are sometimes labelled as humorous, and proposes a model for the translation of humorous discourses, an analysis of humour in multimodal discourses such as cartoons and advertisements, and a brief exploration of possible tendencies in relevance-theoretic research on conversational humour.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Antisemitism In Film Comedy In Nazi Germany

Author : Valerie Weinstein
ISBN : 9780253040725
Genre : Performing Arts
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Today many Germans remain nostalgic about "classic" film comedies created during the 1930s, viewing them as a part of the Nazi era that was not tainted with antisemitism. In Antisemitism in Film Comedy in Nazi Germany, Valerie Weinstein scrutinizes these comic productions and demonstrates that film comedy, despite its innocent appearance, was a critical component in the effort to separate "Jews" from "Germans" physically, economically, and artistically. Weinstein highlights how the German propaganda ministry used directives, pre- and post-production censorship, financial incentives, and influence over film critics and their judgments to replace Jewish "wit" with a slower, simpler, and more direct German "humor" that affirmed values that the Nazis associated with the Aryan race. Through contextualized analyses of historical documents and individual films, Weinstein reveals how humor, coded hints and traces, absences, and substitutes in Third Reich film comedy helped spectators imagine an abstract "Jewishness" and a "German" identity and community free from the former. As resurgent populist nationalism and overt racism continue to grow around the world today, Weinstein's study helps us rethink racism and prejudice in popular culture and reconceptualize the relationships between film humor, national identity, and race.
Category: Performing Arts

The Outsider Art And Humour

Author : Paul Clements
ISBN : 9781000057706
Genre : Art
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This cross-disciplinary book, situated on the periphery of culture, employs humour to better comprehend the arts, the outsider and exclusion, illuminating the ever-changing social landscape, the vagaries of taste and limits of political correctness. Each chapter deals with specific themes and approaches – from the construct of outsider and complexity of humour, to Outsider Art and spaces – using various theoretical and analytical methods. Paul Clements draws on humour, especially from visual arts and culture (and to a lesser extent literature, film, music and performance), as a tool of ridicule, amongst other discourses, employed by the powerful but also as a weapon to satirize them. These ambiguous representations vary depending on context, often assimilated then reinterpreted in a game of authenticity that is poignant in a world of facsimile and 'fake news'. The humour styles of a range of artists are highlighted to reveal the fluidity and diversity of meaning which challenges expectations and at its best offers resistance and, crucially, a voice for the marginal. This book will be of particular interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, fine art, humour studies and visual culture.
Category: Art

Humor In The Gospels

Author : Terri Bednarz
ISBN : 9781498501378
Genre : Religion
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Humor in the Gospels offers a comprehensive history of the various scholarly approaches to the study of humor in the Gospels over the past 150 years. It explores the barriers, insights, and advances in the field of biblical humor and offers an extensive bibliography for further study.
Category: Religion

Humorous Depictions

Author : Lyn Clarke
ISBN : 1507565399
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A good portion of these jokes and observations have been drawn from my own original experiences. Others have been gathered over many years and from many sources with their origins being lost in the mist of time. I have cataloged around three hundred thought provoking entries some of which are thinly veiled with double entendres and are not always as they first appear to be. If anyone recognizes a joke, which they consider their own, they should be extremely proud to be included in this distinctive collection. I realize that humor is a subjective language medium and so I hope that each reader will find at least some of these entries amusing. So sit back and enjoy and, by all means, share them with other people. It is said that variety is the spice of life and that laughing is one of the best remedies to cure all that ails us. Therefore, relax and drink in this lighthearted compilation as I'm sure you will feel all the better for doing so.

Humor In Contemporary Native North American Literature

Author : Eva Gruber
ISBN : 1571132570
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Encompassing view of humor in recent Native North American literature, with particular focus on Native self-image and identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Companion To Film Comedy

Author : Andrew Horton
ISBN : 9781118327845
Genre : Performing Arts
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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors
Category: Performing Arts

Private History In Public

Author : Tammy S. Gordon
ISBN : 9780759119369
Genre : Business & Economics
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In small community museums, truck stops, restaurants, bars, barbershops, schools, and churches, people create displays to tell the histories that matter to them. Much of this history is personal: family history, community history, history of a trade, or the history of something considered less than genteel. It is often history based on the historical record, but also based on feelings, beliefs, and memory. It is neglected history. Private History in Public is about those history exhibits that complicate the public/private dichotomy, exhibits that serve to explain communities, families, and individuals to outsiders and tie insiders together through a shared narrative of historical experience. Tammy S. Gordon looks beyond the large professionalized museum exhibits that have dominated scholarship in museum studies and public history and offers a new way of understanding the broad spectrum of exhibition types in the United States.
Category: Business & Economics

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135963156
Genre : Reference
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Category: Reference

Encyclopedia Of African Literature

Author : Simon Gikandi
ISBN : 9781134582228
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts. While the greatest proportion of literary work in Africa has been a product of the twentieth century, the Encyclopedia also covers the literature back to the earliest eras of story-telling and oral transmission, making this a unique and valuable resource for those studying social sciences as well as humanities. This work includes cross-references, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sugar In The Arsenic

Author : Jeff Godsey
ISBN : OCLC:1037278260
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This research looks at several plays and their film adaptions that use humor or comic elements to explore Holocaust themes. Specifically, it examines the various ways in which they employ humor and the effect it has on the viewer. It uses comedy theory and Holocaust drama theory as well as performance reviews to raise questions about the ethical dimension of the use of humor and comedy when creating performance pieces that comment on the Holocaust. Most prior Holocaust drama research has included comedies as part of a larger, more general body of plays but have not looked solely at the effects of the generic properties of comedy in Holocaust theatre and film. This research highlights the positive effects of humor in these works, determining that its use can be as effective, intelligent and ethical as the tonally serious.

Teaching Popular Culture

Author : David Buckingham
ISBN : 9781135360443
Genre : Social Science
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Teaching about the media and popular culture has been a major concern for radical educators. Yet in recent years, the hyperbolic rhetoric of "critical pedagogy" has come under attack, not only from theoretical perspectives such as feminism, anti-racism and postmodernism, but also in The Light Of Actual Classroom Experience. The Notion That Teachers Might "liberate" students through rationalistic forms of ideological critique has been increasingly questioned, not only on the grounds of its political arrogance, but also because of its ineffectiveness in practice. This book seeks to move beyond the limitations of these debates, and to explore positive alternatives. It contains a broad international range of contributions, covering practice from primary schools right through to higher education. The authors draw on diverse perspectives, including poststructuralism, postmodernism, cultural studies, anti-racism and feminism; yet they share a willingness to challenge radical orthodoxies, and to offer positive practical alternatives.
Category: Social Science

Science In Wonderland

Author : Melanie Keene
ISBN : 9780191639647
Genre : Science
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In Victorian Britain an array of writers captured the excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers and listeners into learning their secrets, by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy-tales; forces could be fairies, dinosaurs could be dragons, and looking closely at a drop of water revealed a soup of monsters. Science in Wonderland explores how these stories were presented and read. Melanie Keene introduces and analyses a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales, from nursery classics such as The Water-Babies to the little-known Wonderland of Evolution, or the story of insect lecturer Fairy Know-a-Bit. In exploring the ways in which authors and translators - from Hans Christian Andersen and Edith Nesbit to the pseudonymous 'A.L.O.E.' and 'Acheta Domestica' - reconciled the differing demands of factual accuracy and fantastical narratives, Keene asks why the fairies and their tales were chosen as an appropriate new form for capturing and presenting scientific and technological knowledge to young audiences. Such stories, she argues, were an important way in which authors and audiences criticised, communicated, and celebrated contemporary scientific ideas, practices, and objects.
Category: Science

Exploring Concepts Of Child Well Being

Author : Nick Axford
ISBN : 1847420656
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides an understanding of what child welfare is, explores how it can be measured and sets out the implications for children's services in incorporating child well-being into their work.
Category: Political Science

Performance Politics And The War On Terror

Author : Sara Brady
ISBN : 9780230367333
Genre : Performing Arts
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Using a performance studies lens, this book is a study of performance in the post-9/11 context of the so-called war on terror. It analyzes conventional theatre, political protest, performance art and other sites of performance to unpack the ways in which meaning has been made in the contemporary global sociopolitical environment.
Category: Performing Arts

Women Playwrights Of Diversity

Author : Jane T. Peterson
ISBN : 0313291799
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.
Category: Literary Criticism

Assembling Flann O Brien

Author : Maebh Long
ISBN : 9781441160300
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Flann O'Brien - also known as Brian O'Nolan or Myles na gCopaleen - is now widely recognised as one of the foremost of Ireland's modern authors. Assembling Flann O'Brien explores the author's innovative and experimental work by reading him in relation to some of the 20th century's most important theorists, including Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan and Žižek. Assembling Flann O'Brien offers a detailed study of O'Brien's five major novels – including At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman – as well as his plays, short stories, journalistic output and unpublished archival material. The book presents new theoretical perspectives on his works, exploring his compelling engagements with questions of the proper name, the archive, law, and desire, and the problems of identity, language, sexuality and censorship which acutely troubled Ireland's new state. Combining a wide range of contemporary theory with a sensitivity to the cultural and political context in which the author wrote, Maebh Long opens up entirely new aspects of Flann O'Brien's writings, and explores the ingenious and the problematic within his oeuvre.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sylvester Syropoulos On Politics And Culture In The Fifteenth Century Mediterranean

Author : Dr Fotini Kondyli
ISBN : 9781409439660
Genre : History
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The contributors of this volume take the Memoirs of Sylvester Syropoulos, written by a Byzantine ecclesiastical official in the fifteenth century, as their starting point in reconstructing Mediterranean living conditions and artistic and commercial exchange in the late Middle Ages. Syropoulos’s text, a rare eye-witness account of the Council of Ferrara-Florence for the union of the Greek and Latin Churches (1438–1439), is discussed as an invaluable source for political affairs at that time, as a travel account, and as a literary work. An annotated translation of the text is included.
Category: History

Gateway To The Promised Land

Author : Mario Maffi
ISBN : 0814755097
Genre : History
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This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.
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Manly Meals And Mom S Home Cooking

Author : Jessamyn Neuhaus
ISBN : 9781421407326
Genre : History
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From the first edition of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook to the latest works by today's celebrity chefs, cookbooks reflect more than just passing culinary fads. As historical artifacts, they offer a unique perspective on the cultures that produced them. In Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking, Jessamyn Neuhaus offers a perceptive and piquant analysis of the tone and content of American cookbooks published between the 1790s and the 1960s, adroitly uncovering the cultural assumptions and anxieties—particularly about women and domesticity—they contain. Neuhaus's in-depth survey of these cookbooks questions the supposedly straightforward lessons about food preparation they imparted. While she finds that cookbooks aimed to make readers—mainly white, middle-class women—into effective, modern-age homemakers who saw joy, not drudgery, in their domestic tasks, she notes that the phenomenal popularity of Peg Bracken's 1960 cookbook, The I Hate to Cook Book, attests to the limitations of this kind of indoctrination. At the same time, she explores the proliferation of bachelor cookbooks aimed at "the man in the kitchen" and the biases they display about male and female abilities, tastes, and responsibilities. Neuhaus also addresses the impact of World War II rationing on homefront cuisine; the introduction of new culinary technologies, gourmet sensibilities, and ethnic foods into American kitchens; and developments in the cookbook industry since the 1960s. More than a history of the cookbook, Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking provides an absorbing and enlightening account of gender and food in modern America.
Category: History