Three Steps to a New You: Or, Some Thoughts on the Politics of Humour in the Workplace

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Throughout history, comedians and clowns have enjoyed a certain freedom to speak frankly often denied to others in hegemonic systems. More recently, professional comedians have developed platforms of comic license from which to critique the traditional political establishment and have managed to play an important role in interrogating and mediating the processes of politics in contemporary society.

This collection will examine the questions that arise when of comedy and critique intersect by bringing together both critical theorists and comedy scholars with a view to exploring the nature of comedy, its potential role in critical theory and the forms it can take as a practice of resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComedy and Critical Thought
Subtitle of host publicationLaughter as Resistance
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
ISBN (Electronic)9781786604088
ISBN (Print)9781786604064
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameExperiments on the Political


  • comedy
  • critical theory
  • media studies


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