Beyond a Joke: The Limits of Humour

Palgrave Macmillan (2005)
Humor is pervasive in contemporary culture, and is generally celebrated as a public good. Yet there are times when it is felt to produce intolerance, misunderstanding or even hatred. This book brings together, for the first time, contributions that consider the ethics as well as the aesthetics of humor. The book focuses on the abuses and limits of humor, some of which excite considerable social tension and controversy. Beyond a Joke is an exciting intervention, full of challenging questions and issues.
Keywords Wit and humor Social aspects  Wit and humor Philosophy
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Call number PN6149.S62.B48 2005
ISBN(s) 9781403939425
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