Publication details [#60468]

Weaver, Simon. 2015. The rhetoric of disparagement humor: An analysis of anti-semitic joking online. Humor 28 (2) : 327–347.
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De Gruyter


This paper debates strengths and limitations of current rhetorical approaches for critical humor studies. It draws on a sample of 28 online anti-Semitic jokes to elucidate the different methods of rhetorical humor analysis, which appear to add to disregard theory, as endorsed by three points.