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Radical Potential of Women's Comedy

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ISBN-10: 3838338650

ISBN-13: 9783838338651

Edition: N/A

Authors: Angie Smith

List price: $111.00
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With the recent advent of multi-channel television and an upsurge in live community festivals, the demand for comedy entertainment has also increased. A substantial share of this demand has been met by women comedians. To date, however, little academic literature has mapped this trend or analyzed its potential. Traditional constructions of comedy as a frivolous pastime are inadequate to explain the transformative power of shared laughter, as community acceptance of assertive funny women has radicalized the entertainment landscape. This book provides new insights into how women use humour to raise thorny issues to enhance both personal relations between the sexes and public appreciation of…    
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English