Humor in America: a research guide to genres and topics

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Greenwood Press, 1988 - Humor - 241 pages
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Focusing on a multitude of genres, this unusual collection stresses the overall importance of humor as an index to popular thought. Primarily descriptive rather than theoretical, each chapter is organized to provide an overview of a specific genre of expression or a significant topic in modern humor. Subjects range from literature, the comic strip, film, broadcast humor, the magazine, and standup comedy, to racial and ethnic humor, women's humor, and political humor. Each genre or topic is traced historically and analyzed with respect to those characteristics that make it unique. A bibliographical essay and checklist is provided for each chapter to facilitate further study.

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Contents

Literary Humor
1
The Comics
35
Humor in Periodicals
49
Copyright

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LAWRENCE E. MINTZ is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland.

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