The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK and Global Race Joking

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - 215 sivua
An engaging exploration of modern, late modern and fluid or postmodern humour, Weaver draws on the social theory of Zygmunt Baumann to examine the linguistic structure of humour, arguing that, being similar to metaphor, it is prone to be convincing. Deconstructing the dominant form of racism aimed at black people in the US, and Asians in the UK, this book shows how it expresses and supports racial stereotypes, while exploring the forms of resistance presented by Black and Asian comedians.
 

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Sisältö

Humour and Critique
1
1 The Rhetoric of Humour
13
2 Humour and OrderBuilding
39
3 Embodied Racism and US Internet Joking
67
4 Cultural Racism and British Standup Comedy
97
5 Reverse Discourse in Black Comic Performance
119
6 Reverse Discourse in Asian Comic Performance
133
7 Liquid Racism and the Ambiguity of Ali G
149
8 Liquid Racism and the Danish Prophet Muhammad Cartoons
175
The Future of Race Joking
189
Bibliography
193
Appendix 1
209
Index
211
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