Laughter and ridicule : towards a social critique of humour / Michael Billig.
F̀rom Thomas Hobbes' fear of the power of laughter to the compulsory, packaged "fun" of the contemporary mass media, Billig takes the reader on a stimulating tour of the strange world of humour. Both a significant work of scholarship and a novel contribution to the understanding of th...
London ; Thousand Oaks :
|Series:||Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)