Laughing Matters: A Serious Look at Humour
John Durant, John R. Durant, Jonathan Miller
Longman Scientific & Technical, 1988 - 136 Seiten
A serious examination of what constitutes jokes and humour, with particular reference to social and psychological aspects. It deals with such questions as: why do we find certain people and situations funny?; Why do we laugh?; Why do we pay people to make us laugh?; and What is humour for?
Neuropsychological insights into humour
Freuds theory of humour wit and jokes
Whats the joke? A look at childrens humour
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