Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender

Historical and Cultural Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Anna Foka
  • Jonas Liliequist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Introduction

    1. Jonas Liliequist, Anna Foka
      Pages 1-3
  3. Laughter, Humor, and Misogyny—Reconsiderations and New Perspectives

  4. Humor, Laughter, and the Rhetoric of Manhood

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-256

About this book


Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops.


Gender Comedy Laughter Humor Performance Femininity Masculinity Sexuality Comic gender humour misogyny Utopia Visual Culture women

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