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Humour is a key feature, laughter a central element, disrespect a vital textual strategy of postcolonial transcultural practice. Devices such as irony, parody, and subversion, can be subsumed under an interventionist stance and have accordingly received some critical attention. But literary and cultural postcolonial criticism has been marked by a restraint verging on the pious towards the wider significance and functions of laughter. This collection transcends such orthodoxies: laughter can constitute an intervention - but it can also function otherwise. The essays collected here take an interest in the strategic use of what can loosely be termed laughter - in all its manifestations. Examining postcolonial transcultural practice from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, this study seeks to analyse laughter and the postcolonial in their complexity. For the first time, then, this collection gathers a group of international specialists in postcolonial transcultural studies to analyse the functions of laughter, the comic and humour in a wide range of cultural texts. Contributors work on texts from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, the Caribbean, and Britain, reading work by authors such as Zakes Mda, Timothy Mo, VS Naipaul, and Zadie Smith. This interdisciplinary collection is a contribution to both, postcolonial studies and humour theory.

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Mostly German and Austrian, but also British and South African, scholars of English analyze anglophone postcolonial cultural production in order to raise questions about the strategic use of laughter in all its manifestations. They do not view laughter as a cultural attribute of a specific postcolonial space or marker of an inherent Otherness, but rather as a device that is self-consciously employed and strategically positioned in textual constructions or in an effect elicited by such constructions. Their themes are cultural ambiguity, traditions and transgressions, a license to laugh, the humor of language, and whether therapeutic humor works.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9789042019959
Editor:
Reichl, Susanne
Editor:
Stein, Mark
Editor:
Reichl, Susanne
Editor:
Stein, Mark
Author:
Reichl, Susanne
Publisher:
Brill - Rodopi
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
World - Post-Colonial Studies
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Series:
Internationale Forschungen Zur Allgemeinen Und Vergleichende
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
6.00x9.00x.73 in. 1.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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