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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Billig, Michael.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 2005.
Series:Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
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