Satire, Humor and the Construction of Identities

| Yazd University
ISBN 9789027202338 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027265500 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Satire, Humor and the Construction of Identities conveys how satire can contribute to the construction of social subjects’ identities. It attempts to provide a theoretical ground for a novel understanding of the relationship between satire and identity by finding their common denominator, namely opposition, in order to explain the mechanism through which satire can form identities. After establishing the role of opposition in satire and identity construction through a detailed analysis of various theories, it will be argued that satire can contribute to the construction of racial, ethnic, national, religious, and gender identities. Several examples from British, Persian, ancient Roman literary traditions, and different epochs illustrate the theoretical discussions. The prevalence of satire and the challenges that identity has encountered in our contemporary world guarantee the significance of this study and its socio-political implications.
[Topics in Humor Research, 6]  2017.  vii, 210 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“On the whole, Zekavat’s work is a major contribution to the fields of humour studies and satire. It is deeply researched, theoretically informed, and for the most part, logically and persuasively argued. It is recommended for all scholars of humour and related literatures.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017009749 | Marc record