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Studies in Political Humour

In Between Political Critique and Public Entertainment

Studies in Political Humour( )
Editor: Tsakona, Villy
Popa, Diana Elena
Series title:Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-90-272-0637-4
Publication Date:Nov 2011
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $143.00
Book Description:

If politics is a serious matter and humour a funny one, this volume investigates how and why the boundaries between the two are blurred: politics can be represented in a humorous manner and humour can have a serious intent. Political humour conveys criticism against the political status quo and/or recycles and reinforces dominant views on politics. The data analysed comes from European states with different sociopolitical histories and traditions and the methodologies adopted originate...
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Book Details
Pages:300
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Humor
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 9.555 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds



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