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Performing Gender and Comedy: Theories, Texts and Contexts

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ISBN 10 : 9781134385652
Pages : 306 pages
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Performing Gender and Comedy: Theories, Texts and Contexts

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ISBN 10 : 9781134385584
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Download Performing Gender and Comedy: Theories, Texts and Contexts PDF Full Free by Hengen S and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-02 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Performing Marginality

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ISBN 10 : 0814328032
Pages : 234 pages
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Download Performing Marginality PDF Full Free by Joanne R. Gilbert and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.


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Comic Performativities

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ISBN 10 : 9781351723763
Pages : 210 pages
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Download Comic Performativities PDF Full Free by Dustin Goltz and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-06-14 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics has compromised a free and open discussion, while scholars take right-wing critics to task for reifying systems of oppression under the guise of reason and respect. In response, Goltz scrutinises twenty-first century "comedic controversies," the notion of "political correctness," and the so-called "outrage machine" of social media. How should we appropriately determine whether a joke is "sexist," "racist," or "offensive"? Informed by communication, performance, and critical identity theory, Goltz examines infamous controversies involving performers like Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Seth MacFarlane, and the social media backlash that redefined these events. He investigates the ironic interplay between spoken word, identity, physicality and, as a result, the contrasting meanings potentially construed. Consequently, the book encourages a greater appreciation of the aesthetics involved in comedic performance that help signpost interpretation and emphasizes the role of the audience as self-reflexive and self-aware. This book highlights the significant parallels between the nature of performance art and comedic performance in order to elevate analysis of, and discussion around, contemporary comedy. In doing so, it is an important critical contribution to the field of performance studies and cultural criticism, as well as communication studies, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


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Gender and Humor

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ISBN 10 : 9781317804154
Pages : 346 pages
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Download Gender and Humor PDF Full Free by Delia Chiaro and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-09 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature, while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language, linguistics, and psychology. Since then, both fields have flourished, but largely independently. This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor, giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film, television, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and popular culture.


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Critical Representations of Work and Organization in Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781134239375
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Critical Representations of Work and Organization in Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Carl Rhodes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-12-21 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book challenges traditional organizational theory, looking to representations of work and organizations within popular culture and the ways in which these institutions have also been conceptualized and critiqued there. Through a series of essays, Rhodes and Westwood examine popular culture as a compelling and critical arena in which the complex and contradictory relations that people have with the organizations in which they work are played out. By articulating the knowledge in popular culture with that in theory, they provide new avenues for understanding work organizations as the dominant institutions in contemporary society. Rhodes and Westwood provide a critical review of how organizations are represented in various examples of contemporary popular culture. The book demonstrates how popular culture can be read as an embodiment of knowledge about organizations – often more compelling than those common to theory – and explores the critical potential of such knowledge and the way in which popular culture can reflect on the spirit of resistance, carnivalisation and rebellion.


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At Whom Are We Laughing?

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ISBN 10 : 9781443864725
Pages : 411 pages
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Download At Whom Are We Laughing? PDF Full Free by Zenia Sacks DaSilva and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-24 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They say that laughter is a purely human phenomenon, so exclusively ours that we brook no intruders except, of course, for the laughing hyena, the laughing jackass (officially known as the kookaburra bird of Australia), laughing matters, laughing gas, or the perennial laughing stock. But what is humor, that funny thing so varied in its colors and tones, so encompassing in its themes, so different from time to time and place to place? And when we poke fun, at whom are we really laughing? At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures is the selective product of a multi-national gathering of scholars sponsored by Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, to explore humor across the centuries in the literatures of Italy, France, Romania, the Iberian Peninsula and its diaspora. The volume contains thirty-one scholarly and interpretative papers on diverse aspects of their wit, provocative aspects that are, for the most part, little known to the general reader. Precisely because of its scope and diversity, its appeal should extend beyond academia into the libraries of the intellectually curious, be they English speakers or not, be they specialists in humanities, psychology, society and culture, or merely interested amateurs who frequent the many new humor societies and clubs that abound in the world of today.


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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

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ISBN 10 : 9780691154916
Pages : 1639 pages
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Download The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics PDF Full Free by Roland Greene and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-26 with total page 1639 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.


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LITERATURE, GENDER, SPACE

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ISBN 10 : 9788418628689
Pages : 278 pages
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Download LITERATURE, GENDER, SPACE PDF Full Free by Beatriz Domínguez García and published by Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva. This book was released on 2021-09-11 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps the most serious challenge that the present volume offers to the latest literature on the tapie is the reflection on gender, space and literature from the perspective of masculinity, a position which has been no doubt neglected by many years of feminist debate concentrating on women's positions and circumstances. This is specifically one of the novelties that the Intemational Conference on Gendered Spaces, celebrated in May 2001 at the University of Huelva, from which this work springs, introduced. The articles collected here constitute a selection of the most relevant contributions made at this Conference.


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Gender and Laughter

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ISBN 10 : 9789042026735
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Gender and Laughter PDF Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.


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Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780820354002
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender PDF Full Free by Ali Chetwynd and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Pynchon's fiction has been considered masculinist, misogynist, phallocentric, and pornographic: its formal experimentation, irony, and ambiguity have been taken both to complicate such judgments and to be parts of the problem. To the present day, deep critical divisions persist as to whether Pynchon's representations of women are sexist, feminist, or reflective of a more general misanthropy, whether his writing of sex is boorishly pornographic or effectually transgressive, whether queer identities are celebrated or mocked, and whether his departures from realist convention express masculinist elitism or critique the gendering of genre. Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender reframes these debates. As the first book-length investigation of Pynchon's writing to put the topics of sex and gender at its core, it moves beyond binary debates about whether to see Pynchon as liberatory or conservative, instead examining how his preoccupation with sex and gender conditions his fiction's whole worldview. The essays it contains, which cumulatively address all of Pynchon's novels from V. (1963) to Bleeding Edge (2013), investigate such topics as the imbrication of gender and power, sexual abuse and the writing of sex, the gendering of violence, and the shifting representation of the family. Providing a wealth of new approaches to the centrality of sex and gender in Pynchon's work, the collection opens up new avenues for Pynchon studies as a whole.


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The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9783838215037
Pages : 234 pages
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Download The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction PDF Full Free by Naghmeh Varghaiyan and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this study of three of Barbara Pym’s novels, Naghmeh Varghaiyan, drawing on examinations of women’s humour by Eileen Gillooly, Regina Barreca, and others, shows how the humorous female discourse in Some Tame Gazelle, Excellent Women, and Jane and Prudence undermines patriarchal culture and subverts both female and male stereotypes such as that of the spinster and of the Byronic hero. Varghaiyan reveals how the rhetoric of women’s humour enables Pym’s female characters to survive in the patriarchal culture and to unsettle it.


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Troubled Legacies

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ISBN 10 : 9781443883535
Pages : 210 pages
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Download Troubled Legacies PDF Full Free by Michel Feith and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is being passed on? The questions of heritage and inheritance are crucial to American minority literatures. Some inheritances are claimed; some are imposed and become stifling; others still are impossible, like the memories of oppression or alienation. Heritage is not only patrimony, however; it is also a process in a state of constant reconfiguration. The body – its semiotics, its genealogy, its pressure points – figures prominently as inevitable referent for the minority racial/ethnic subject, the performance, and the writing of difference. This collection of essays analyzes contemporary novels from major African American writers, such as Gayl Jones, Phyllis Alesia Perry, Percival Everett, John Edgar Wideman, and Colson Whitehead, and ethnic American novelists like Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Roth, Gish Jen, and Sergio Troncoso. It also includes the study of a painting by African American artist Robert Colescott. The first section of the book examines the inscription of African American writers’ relation to the nation’s past: the trauma of slavery, the burden of foundational discourses, or the legacy of the classical philosophical canon. The second part of the text is an assessment of the postmodern aesthetics of contemporary black fiction in the construction of history, unveiling the modalities of the palimpsest, fragmentation, intermediality, mises en abyme, in a complex grammar of haunting and denial. Gathering essays on Greek-American, Jewish-American, Chinese-American and Mexican-American fiction, the final section delineates new conceptions of ethnicity based on fluidity, hybridity, and performativity. Cross-ethnic experimentations in “super-diversity,” according to which identities become optional, an array of choices rather than forced belonging, seem to be pointing the way to the next stage, that of a “post-racial,” “post-ethnic” society. Yet the conjugated strictures of “race” and class still limit these choices to a significant degree, and the works discussed in this volume often playfully or sarcastically question the validity of the “post.” They ultimately ask: who shall inherit America?


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Humour, Work and Organization

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ISBN 10 : 9781136010941
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Humour, Work and Organization PDF Full Free by Robert Westwood and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accessible and amusing in style, Humour, Work and Organization explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. It examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour is represented, deployed, developed, used and understood. Considering the relationship between humour and organization in a nuanced and radical way and this book takes the view that humour and comedy are pervasive and highly meaningful aspects of human experience. The richness and complexity of this relationship is examined across three related domains. They are: how humour is constructed, enacted and responded to in organizational settings how organizations and work are represented comedically in various types of popular culture media how humour is used in organizations where there is a more explicit relationship between the comedic and work. An exciting and controversial text, Humour, Work and Organization will appeal to students of all levels as well as anyone interested the full complexities of human interactions in the workplace.


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Ordinary Pleasures

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ISBN 10 : 0814208843
Pages : 217 pages
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Download Ordinary Pleasures PDF Full Free by Kay Young and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text seeks to offer a new theory of narrative in its uncovering of how conversations and comic interchanges between lovers in stories create an intimacy and happiness of the everyday. Drawing on a diverse body of theory (from sociolinguistics to philosophy to literary criticism) and reading an unexpectedly eclectic group of texts (works by Shakespeare and Tolstoy appear beside Casablanca and I Love Lucy) Kay Young explores how narrative couples play together, struggle together, and return to one another to experience what it means to be in a relationship over time.


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From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies

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ISBN 10 : 1558495118
Pages : 299 pages
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Download From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies PDF Full Free by Arlene Voski Avakian and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sheds light on the history of food, cooking, and eating. This collection of essays investigates the connections between food studies and women's studies. From women in colonial India to Armenian American feminists, these essays show how food has served as a means to assert independence and personal identity.


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America's Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself)

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ISBN 10 : 9780823285310
Pages : 235 pages
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Download America's Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) PDF Full Free by Stephanie N. Brehm and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A case study of the intersection of humor and American Catholicism in contemporary society. For nine years, Stephen Colbert’s persona “Colbert”?a Republican superhero and parody of conservative political pundits?informed audiences on current events, politics, social issues, and religion while lampooning conservative political policy, biblical literalism, and religious hypocrisy. To devout, vocal, and authoritative lay Catholics, religion is central to both the actor and his most famous character. Yet many viewers wonder, “Is Colbert a practicing Catholic in real life or is this part of his act?” This bookexamines the ways in which Colbert challenges perceptions of Catholicism and Catholic mores through his faith and comedy. Religion and the foibles of religious institutions have served as fodder for scores of comedians over the years. What set “Colbert” apart on his show, The Colbert Report, was that his critical observations were made more powerful and harder to ignore because he approached religious material not from the predictable stance of the irreverent secular comedian but from his position as one of the faithful. He is a Catholic celebrity who can bridge critical outsider and participating insider, neither fully reverent nor fully irreverent. Providing a digital media ethnography and rhetorical analysis of Stephen Colbert and his character from 2005 to 2014, author Stephanie N. Brehm examines the intersection between lived religion and mass media, moving from an exploration of how Catholicism shapes Colbert’s life and world towards a conversation about how “Colbert” shapes Catholicism. Brehm provides historical context by discovering how “Colbert” compares to other Catholic figures, such Don Novello, George Carlin, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan, who have each presented their views of Catholicism to Americans through radio, film, and television. The last chapter provides a current glimpse of Colbert on The Late Show, where he continues to be voice for Catholicism on late night, now to an even broader audience. America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) also explores how Colbert carved space for Americans who currently define their religious lives through absence, ambivalence, and alternatives. Brehm reflects on the complexity of contemporary American Catholicism as it is lived today in the often-ignored form of Catholic multiplicity: thinking Catholics, cultural Catholics, cafeteria Catholics, and lukewarm Catholics, or what others have called Colbert Catholicism, an emphasis on the joy of religion in concert with the suffering. By examining the humor in religion, Brehm allows us to clearly see the religious elements in the work and life of comedian Stephen Colbert. Praise for America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself) “Combining the interpretative skills of an academic with a natural appreciation for pop culture, Brehm offers a lively look at why the 'new evangelization' may be just as much the responsibility of comics as of clerics.” —James Martin, SJ, Jesuit priest and author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life “Anyone interested in religious comedy's recent history in America will enjoy Stephanie Brehm's book . . . If you want to study how humor, social media and entertainment inform and mold our church and public opinion today, this book will be a good choice for you.”?Catholic Philly