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Humour as politics : the political aesthetics of contemporary comedy, Nicholas Holm

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Humour as politics : the political aesthetics of contemporary comedy
Title
Humour as politics
Title remainder
the political aesthetics of contemporary comedy
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Holm
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book argues that recent developments in contemporary comedy have changed not just the way we laugh but the way we understand the world. Drawing on a range of contemporary televisual, cinematic and digital examples, from Seinfeld and Veep to Family Guy and Chappelle's Show, Holm explores how humour has become a central site of cultural politics in the twenty-first century. More than just a form of entertainment, humour has come to play a central role in the contemporary media environment, shaping how we understand ideas of freedom, empathy, social boundaries and even logic. Through an analysis of humour as a political and aesthetic category, Humour as Politics challenges older models of laughter as a form of dissent and instead argues for a new theory of humour as the cultural expression of our (neo)liberal moment."--Amazon
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Holm, Nicholas
Dewey number
809.7/93581
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6149.P64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in comedy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political satire
  • Wit and humor
  • Political science
  • Politics, Practical
Label
Humour as politics : the political aesthetics of contemporary comedy, Nicholas Holm
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Publication
Copyright
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
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction: Living in Comic Times""; ""The World that Jokes Built""; ""Theorising Humour: Incongruity and Superiority Models""; ""Towards a Political Aesthetics of Humour""; ""Emergent Modes of Humour: Political Contexts and Comic Texts""; ""A Quick Note on Terminology""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2 Dissent in Jest: Humour in the Liberal Moment""; ""Liberalism and the Idea of Reasonable Dissent""; ""Freedom, Capitalism and the Desire for Dissent""; ""Humour as Reasonable Dissent""
  • ""Â#x80;#x9C;Against the Assault of Laughter Nothing Can Standâ#x80;#x9D;""""The Laughter That Shatters: Carnival Tendencies in Contemporary Humour Theory""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3 Telling Jokes to Power: The (A)Political Work of Humour""; ""The Daily Show and the Politics of Ridicule""; ""The Onion and the Politics of Parody""; ""The Thick of It, Veep and the Politics of Failure""; ""The Political Limitations of Politicised Humour""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4 Humour Without Anaesthetic:The Discomfort of Reality Comedy""; ""The Comedy of Pain and Suffering""
  • ""Jackass and the Comedy of Physical Suffering""""The Office and the Comedy of Social Failure""; ""Borat and the Comedy of Public Humiliation""; ""Uncomfortable Humour and theAesthetic Implication of the Audience""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5 Humour Without Pity: The Scandal of Provocative Humour""; ""Comic Violation and the Aesthetics of Offence""; ""â#x80;#x9C;The N-Word Familyâ#x80;#x9D;: Chappelleâ#x80;#x99;s Show and Linguistic Taboos""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Holocaust Memorial Smackdownâ#x80;#x9D;: The Sarah Silverman Program and Moral Taboo""; ""The Pratfall of Death: Four Lions and Political Taboos""
  • ""Provocative Humour and Self-Reflexive Offence""""References""; ""Chapter 6 Humour Without Reason: The Nonsense of Absurd Humour""; ""The Simpsons and Everyday Absurdity""; ""South Park and Constitutive Absurdity""; ""Family Guy and Formal Absurdity""; ""Absurd Humour and the Aesthetic Limits of Interpretation and Understanding""; ""References""; ""Chapter 7 All that is Solid Collapses into Giggles: Examining the Political Aesthetics of Contemporary Humour""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Laughter Is a Sicknessâ#x80;#x9D;: Political Aesthetics and Popular Humour""
  • ""Laughing with Adorno and RanciÃr̈e: Towards a Political Aesthetic Model of Humour""""The Comic Logic of Late Capitalism""; ""Laugh like no Oneâ#x80;#x99;s Watching: Liberal Drives in the Society of Humour""; ""References""; ""Chapter 8 Conclusion: The Last Laugh""; ""References""
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SPR1005921926
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319509501
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-50950-1
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005921926
  • (OCoLC)1005921926
Label
Humour as politics : the political aesthetics of contemporary comedy, Nicholas Holm
Publication
Copyright
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
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction: Living in Comic Times""; ""The World that Jokes Built""; ""Theorising Humour: Incongruity and Superiority Models""; ""Towards a Political Aesthetics of Humour""; ""Emergent Modes of Humour: Political Contexts and Comic Texts""; ""A Quick Note on Terminology""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2 Dissent in Jest: Humour in the Liberal Moment""; ""Liberalism and the Idea of Reasonable Dissent""; ""Freedom, Capitalism and the Desire for Dissent""; ""Humour as Reasonable Dissent""
  • ""Â#x80;#x9C;Against the Assault of Laughter Nothing Can Standâ#x80;#x9D;""""The Laughter That Shatters: Carnival Tendencies in Contemporary Humour Theory""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3 Telling Jokes to Power: The (A)Political Work of Humour""; ""The Daily Show and the Politics of Ridicule""; ""The Onion and the Politics of Parody""; ""The Thick of It, Veep and the Politics of Failure""; ""The Political Limitations of Politicised Humour""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4 Humour Without Anaesthetic:The Discomfort of Reality Comedy""; ""The Comedy of Pain and Suffering""
  • ""Jackass and the Comedy of Physical Suffering""""The Office and the Comedy of Social Failure""; ""Borat and the Comedy of Public Humiliation""; ""Uncomfortable Humour and theAesthetic Implication of the Audience""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5 Humour Without Pity: The Scandal of Provocative Humour""; ""Comic Violation and the Aesthetics of Offence""; ""â#x80;#x9C;The N-Word Familyâ#x80;#x9D;: Chappelleâ#x80;#x99;s Show and Linguistic Taboos""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Holocaust Memorial Smackdownâ#x80;#x9D;: The Sarah Silverman Program and Moral Taboo""; ""The Pratfall of Death: Four Lions and Political Taboos""
  • ""Provocative Humour and Self-Reflexive Offence""""References""; ""Chapter 6 Humour Without Reason: The Nonsense of Absurd Humour""; ""The Simpsons and Everyday Absurdity""; ""South Park and Constitutive Absurdity""; ""Family Guy and Formal Absurdity""; ""Absurd Humour and the Aesthetic Limits of Interpretation and Understanding""; ""References""; ""Chapter 7 All that is Solid Collapses into Giggles: Examining the Political Aesthetics of Contemporary Humour""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Laughter Is a Sicknessâ#x80;#x9D;: Political Aesthetics and Popular Humour""
  • ""Laughing with Adorno and RanciÃr̈e: Towards a Political Aesthetic Model of Humour""""The Comic Logic of Late Capitalism""; ""Laugh like no Oneâ#x80;#x99;s Watching: Liberal Drives in the Society of Humour""; ""References""; ""Chapter 8 Conclusion: The Last Laugh""; ""References""
Control code
SPR1005921926
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319509501
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-50950-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005921926
  • (OCoLC)1005921926

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