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Gender [electronic resource] : laughter / Bettina Papenburg, editor.

Author/Creator:
Bettina Papenburg
Other Title:
Gender
Publication:
Macmillan Reference USA
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2017]
Series:
Macmillan interdisciplinary handbooks. Gender
Gale virtual reference library
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 443 pages) : illustrations.
Subjects:
Sex.
Laughter.
Sex differences.
Summary:
Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, this book examines the forms and function of laughter through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. It assesses laughter and related forms of cultural expression, such as artworks, discourses, genres, and styles, and their deployment in feminist and queer theory and activism as well as in the cultural sphere at large.
Contents:
part I. Gender and genre : Forbidding laughter / Dianna C. Niebylski ; Unruly women / Kathleen Rowe Karlyn ; Silent cinema / Maggie Hennefeld ; Not quite romantic comedy / Tarja Laine
part II. The carnivalesque and the grotesque : The carnivalesque / Eleanor Ty ; The grotesque / Kiene Brillenburg Wurth ; Contemporary feminist art / Jo Anna Isaak ; Radio comedy / Anna Lundberg ; Medieval joy / Katell Lavéant
part III. Tonalities of laughter : "The laugh of the Medusa" / Birgit Mara Kaiser ; The queer laugh of the postmigrant / Mirielle Rosello ; Islamic feminist satire / Lara Cox ; Older women, humor, and social activism / Carole Roy ; Masculinity and ridicule / Anna Hickey-Moody ; Timothy Laurie ; Humorless lesbians / Don Kulick
part IV. Performance and artifice : Racial masquerade / Kinohi Nishikawa ; Drag / Nicholas de Villiers ; Gender parody / Eva von Redecker ; Camp / Dolores McElroy ; Renaissance and restoration comedy / Celia R. Caputi
part V. Materialities : Bodily excess / Katariina Kyrölä ; Crip humor / Susanne Hamscha ; Eroticism / Shannon Winnubst ; Laughing matter / Marie Thompson, Milla Tiainen ; Interspecies tickling / Lucinda Cole.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Papenburg, Bettina, 1967- editor.
Gale Group.
Other format:
Print version: Gender.
ISBN:
9780028663265
9780028663180
OCLC:
968120772
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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