Humor as Nonviolent Resistance to Oppression

8 04 2010

http://www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/external/content/1/c4/11/36/v1202125859/user/Humour%20as%20Nonviolent%20Resistance.pdf
Source: Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University.

Humor as nonviolent resistance to oppression is an understudied area within peace studies, and little attention has been given to how and why humor can be a powerful strategy in challenging oppression. This dissertation explores a new area of study and makes the first attempts of building a theory of the functions of humor as nonviolent resistance to oppression.

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