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Serious frolic : essays on Australian humour / edited by Fran De Groen and Peter Kirkpatrick
Bib ID 4401442
Format BookBook
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Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2009 
xxviii, 296 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780702236884
Summary

"What do Australians find funny? Is there a distinctive style of Australian humour, or is there more than one? What are the ingredients? What social and cultural functions do they perform?"--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Classic Australian humour
  • Ken Stewart 3
  • 'The Loaded Dog': A celebration
  • Philip Butterss 16
  • "Compounded of incompatibles': The songs ofa Sentimental Bloke
  • and The moods of Ginger Mick
  • Humour and culture
  • Jessica Milner Davis 31
  • 'Aussie' humour and laughter: Joking as an acculturating ritual
  • John McLaren 48
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [275]-284.

Subjects Australian wit and humor.  |  Literature and stories - Poetry.  |  Entertainment - Television.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  Sport - Horse racing.  |  Psychology - Emotions.  |  Defence - World War II.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons - Prisoners.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Social behaviour.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Australia.
Other authors/contributors De Groen, Frances  |  Kirkpatrick, Peter John

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