The Resource Comedy and the politics of representation : mocking the weak, Helen Davies, Sarah Ilott, editors

Comedy and the politics of representation : mocking the weak, Helen Davies, Sarah Ilott, editors

Label
Comedy and the politics of representation : mocking the weak
Title
Comedy and the politics of representation
Title remainder
mocking the weak
Statement of responsibility
Helen Davies, Sarah Ilott, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This edited collection explores the representations of identity in comedy and interrogates the ways in which "humorous" constructions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class and disability raise serious issues about privilege, agency and oppression in popular culture. Should there be limits to free speech when humour is aimed at marginalised social groups? What are the limits of free speech when comedy pokes fun at those who hold social power? Can taboo joking be used towards politically progressive ends? Can stereotypes be mocked through their re-invocation? Comedy and the Politics of Representation: Mocking the Weak breaks new theoretical ground by demonstrating how the way people are represented mediates the triadic relationship set up in comedy between teller, audience and butt of the joke. By bringing together a selection of essays from international scholars, this study unpacks and examines the dynamic role that humour plays in making and remaking identity and power relations in culture and society
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1929.S595
LC item number
C66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1983-
  • 1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davies, Helen
  • Ilott, Sarah
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Palgrave studies in comedy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy
  • Television comedies
  • Minorities in mass media
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
Label
Comedy and the politics of representation : mocking the weak, Helen Davies, Sarah Ilott, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Mocking the Weak? Contexts, Theories, Politics / Sarah Ilott -- 2.Taking Liberties? Free Speech, Multiculturalism and the Ethics of Satire / Anshuman A. Mondal -- 3.Openness, Otherness, and Expertise: Uncertainty and Trust in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle / Rob Hawkes -- 4.British Multiculturalism, Romantic Comedy, and the Lie of Social Unification / Sarah Ilott -- 5.Parodying Racial Passing in Chappelle's Show and Key & Peele / Janine Bradbury -- 6.Blackness and Banal Whiteness: Abjection and Identity in the Italian Christmas Comedy / Alan O'Leary -- 7.Sexual and National Difference in the High-Speed, Popular Surrealism of Tommy Handley and Ronald Frankau's Double Acts, 1929--1936 / Neil Washbourne -- 8.From Terry and June to Terry and Julian: June Whitfield and the British Suburban Sitcom / Rosie White -- 9.Saintly Cretins and Ugly Buglys: Laughing at Victorian Disability in Hunderby / Helen Davies -- 10.Standing Up to False Binaries in Humour and Autism: A Dialogue / Kate Fox -- 11.Comedy and the Representation of the British Working Class from On the Buses to This Is England `90 / Tracy Casling -- 12.Theorising Post-Socialist Sitcom: Imported Form, Vernacular Humour and Taste Boundaries on the Global Periphery / Andreja Trdina -- 13.Smile, Hitler? Nazism and Comedy in Popular Culture / Jason Lee -- 14.POTUS Stand-Up: The White House Correspondents' Dinner / Sheryl Tuttle Ross
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319905068
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99978225028
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15620746
Label
Comedy and the politics of representation : mocking the weak, Helen Davies, Sarah Ilott, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Mocking the Weak? Contexts, Theories, Politics / Sarah Ilott -- 2.Taking Liberties? Free Speech, Multiculturalism and the Ethics of Satire / Anshuman A. Mondal -- 3.Openness, Otherness, and Expertise: Uncertainty and Trust in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle / Rob Hawkes -- 4.British Multiculturalism, Romantic Comedy, and the Lie of Social Unification / Sarah Ilott -- 5.Parodying Racial Passing in Chappelle's Show and Key & Peele / Janine Bradbury -- 6.Blackness and Banal Whiteness: Abjection and Identity in the Italian Christmas Comedy / Alan O'Leary -- 7.Sexual and National Difference in the High-Speed, Popular Surrealism of Tommy Handley and Ronald Frankau's Double Acts, 1929--1936 / Neil Washbourne -- 8.From Terry and June to Terry and Julian: June Whitfield and the British Suburban Sitcom / Rosie White -- 9.Saintly Cretins and Ugly Buglys: Laughing at Victorian Disability in Hunderby / Helen Davies -- 10.Standing Up to False Binaries in Humour and Autism: A Dialogue / Kate Fox -- 11.Comedy and the Representation of the British Working Class from On the Buses to This Is England `90 / Tracy Casling -- 12.Theorising Post-Socialist Sitcom: Imported Form, Vernacular Humour and Taste Boundaries on the Global Periphery / Andreja Trdina -- 13.Smile, Hitler? Nazism and Comedy in Popular Culture / Jason Lee -- 14.POTUS Stand-Up: The White House Correspondents' Dinner / Sheryl Tuttle Ross
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319905068
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99978225028
System control number
(NhCcYBP)15620746

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