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What s So Funny?: Humor in American Culture (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0842026878 / ISBN 13: 9780842026871
Edité par Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S., United States, 1998
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together in a single volume for students and scholars. What s So Funny? Humor in American Culture, a collection of 15 essays, examines the meaning of humor and attempts to pinpoint its impact on American culture and society, while providing a historical overview of its progres-sion. Essays from Nancy Walker and Zita Dresner, Joseph Boskin and Joseph Dorinson, William Keough, Roy Blount, Jr., and others trace the development of American humor from the colonial period to the present, focusing on its relationship with ethnicity, gender, violence, and geography. An excellent reader for courses in American studies and American social and cultural history, What s So Funny? explores the traits of the American experience that have given rise to its humor. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9780842026871

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Titre : What s So Funny?: Humor in American Culture ...

Éditeur : Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S., United States

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together in a single volume for students and scholars.

What's So Funny? Humor in American Culture, a collection of 15 essays, examines the meaning of humor and attempts to pinpoint its impact on American culture and society, while providing a historical overview of its progres-sion. Essays from Nancy Walker and Zita Dresner, Joseph Boskin and Joseph Dorinson, William Keough, Roy Blount, Jr., and others trace the development of American humor from the colonial period to the present, focusing on its relationship with ethnicity, gender, violence, and geography.

An excellent reader for courses in American studies and American social and cultural history, What's So Funny? explores the traits of the American experience that have given rise to its humor.

About the Author:

Nancy A. Walker is professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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