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Laughter, humor and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A fresh look at longstanding questions, across a temporal range (classical antiquity to the early modern) and a geographical range (Asia to Europe, Islam to Christendom). The optimistic investigators find gender subversion, women's agency, and men's self-criticism in comic forms from high (Homer) to low (folklore, burlesque, jokes, cartoons), imagining a complex audience.

Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops. Bringing together a medley of case studies diachronically and across cultures, the book examines gendered humorous expressions from classical antiquity to the late eighteenth century and across visual culture, literature and performance in both European and Asian premodern contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1. , 256 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, humor, masculinity, laughter, culture, performance
National Category
History and Archaeology History Other Humanities Specific Languages Gender Studies
Research subject
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History; History; Literature; English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100874ISBN: 9781137473301 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-100874DiVA: diva2:794610
Projects
Gender and HumourMultiple Screens as Material
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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Foka, AnnaLiliequist, Jonas

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