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Number of pages: 242

ISBN-10: 1598718010

ISBN-13: 9781598718010

Sarcastic inside jokes, viral videos, Internet memes: what makes these funny? By looking at the nature of funniness through humor and laughter, Funny shows how analyzing humor can be serious business, turning a critical eye on the subject to get students both thinking and laughing. Funny calls readers to consider humor s cultural and historical contexts through both contemporary and classic examples. Political humor, humor s effect on health and well-being, and humor and social perspective name just a few of the diverse selections this timely reader offers.

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