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New PDF release: Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor

By Arthur Asa Berger

ISBN-10: 1412811058

ISBN-13: 9781412811057

ISBN-10: 1560001852

ISBN-13: 9781560001850

In Blind males and Elephants, Arthur Asa Berger makes use of case histories to teach how students from various disciplines and scholarly domain names have attempted to explain and comprehend humor. He unearths not just the various ways which are to be had to check humor, but in addition the various views towards humor that signify every one self-discipline. every one case historical past sheds mild on a selected element of humor, making the mix of methods of substantial price within the research of social research.

Among a number of the disciplines that Berger discusses when it comes to humor are: conversation thought, philosophy, semiotics, literary research, sociology, political technological know-how, and psychology. Berger bargains with those specific disciplines and views simply because they generally tend to be most typically present in the scholarly literature approximately humor in addition to being those who have the main to provide. Blind males and Elephants covers quite a lot of humor, from basic jokes to the makes use of of literary units in motion pictures. Berger observes how humor frequently employs huge ridicule directed at assorted teams of individuals: ladies, males, animals, politicians, African americans, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, homosexual humans, immediately humans, etc. The publication additionally explains the danger consider ridicule as a funny device.

Blind males and Elephants depicts how one entity or one state of affairs should be considered in as many various methods because the variety of humans learning it. Berger additionally indicates how these a number of views, the Rashomon influence, can be utilized jointly to create a clearer figuring out of humor. Blind males and Elephants is a useful spouse to Berger's fresh attempt approximately humor, An Anatomy of Humor, and may be loved by way of communique and data experiences students, sociologists, literary experiences experts, philosophers, and psychologists.

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