Because I Tell a Joke or Two
|Titolo|| Because I Tell a Joke or Two|
|Lingua||Testo in Inglese|
|Formato||PDF con DRM |
|Compatibilità||Tutti i dispositivi |
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|Because I Tell a Joke or Two explores the often confused and complex relationship between comedy and social difference. Recognizing the ways in which comedy has been used to sustain, challenge or change power relationships in society if offers numerous readings of comedy and comedians in Britain, America and Australia.|
In addressing comedy's social, political and historical significance, the contributors consider comedy in relation to class, region, age, politics, gender, sexuality, the body, ethnicity and nationhood. Bringing together producers, consumers and practitioners of comedy, Because I Tell a Joke or Two provides analysis of a wide range of comedy genres, texts and performers: women in British comedies such as Butterflies and Fawlty Towers; blokes, beer and Viz; political correctness in comedy; immigration, the Marx Brothers and Jewish comedy in the United States; comedy and identity in post-war Australian humour; queer readings of Morecambe and Wise and the male double act; black radical comedy in Britain and America; bodies, breasts and smut in Carry-On; new lesbian comedy; The Golden Girls, Cheers, Friends and changing American society.