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Comedy and Critical Thought : Laughter as Resistance, Hardback Book


Throughout history, comedians and clowns have enjoyed a certain freedom to speak frankly often denied to others in hegemonic systems.

More recently, professional comedians have developed platforms of comic license from which to critique the traditional political establishment and have managed to play an important role in interrogating and mediating the processes of politics in contemporary society. This collection will examine the questions that arise when of comedy and critique intersect by bringing together both critical theorists and comedy scholars with a view to exploring the nature of comedy, its potential role in critical theory and the forms it can take as a practice of resistance.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246 pages, 2 Halftones, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
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  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781786604064



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