Laughter and ridicule: towards a social critique of humour by Michael Billig
humour, literary criticism
To review a book seven years after its publication is unconventional yet may become necessary, particularly when a good book has received questionable reviews. This is the case with Michael Billig’s Laughter and Ridicule: Towards a Social Critique of Humour. This review therefore involves critique of some earlier reviews of Billig’s book, in addition to highlighting some underappreciated aspects of that polemic, which I regard as especially promising for the comparative study of humour across cultures.
Abedinifard, Mostafa. "Laughter and Ridicule: Towards a Social Critique of Humour by Michael Billig." Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature, vol. 2, no. 1, January 2012, http://inquire.streetmag.org/articles/65. Accessed 30 August 2016.
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