This delightful, thought-provoking book tackles head-on the assumption that laughter and humour are necessarily good in themselves. The author proposes a social theory that places humour central to social life. Billig argues that all cultures use ridicule as a disciplinary means to uphold norms of conduct and conventions of meaning.
- Limba : Engleza
- Data Publicarii : 21 Jul 2005
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 272
- ISBN : 9781412911436