Publication details [#55211]

Badarneh, Muhammad A. 2011. Carnivalesque politics: A Bakhtinian case study of contemporary Arab political humor. Humor 24 (3) : 305–327.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This case study discusses modern Arab political jokes within the framework of Bakhtinian theory of carnival and the carnivalesque. It is argued that the narration of these jokes in a repressive context, constructs an alternative world opposing the oppressive regime's policies.