By Avner Ziv,Anat Zajdman
With an ongoing overseas convention, Jewish humor in recent times has been a topic of great scholarly inquiry. such a lot educational guides, even though, were person works representing a specific thesis or perspective, in general on literary features. the current selection of essays via students from England, France, the us, Denmark, Israel, and Australia explores features of Jewish humor from a number of views, together with anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and religion.
Geographically, the paintings distinguishes among the Jewish humor of Israel and that of the diaspora; traditionally, it lines Jewish humor to the Bible. The linkages with Judaism and the Yiddish language are explored. Essays care for the Jewish use of humor in demanding and tragic occasions, with self-disparagement in Jewish humor, with anti-semitism and stereotyping, and with Jewish girls because the items of humor. The contributions to international tradition of humorists Sholom Aleichem, Woody Allen, Philip Roth, Charlie Chaplin, and various modern performers are mentioned as are the Jewish theorists of humor, together with Sigmund Freud, Henri Bergson, and Arthur Koestler. An interdisciplinary e-book, will probably be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of Jewish culture and folklore, Jewish-American literature, American reviews, and humor, pop culture, anthropology, psychology, and sociology.
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Semites and Stereotypes: Characteristics of Jewish Humor: Characteristics of Jewish Humour (Contributions in Ethnic Studies) by Avner Ziv,Anat Zajdman