Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: Laughter examines the forms and function of laughter through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Comprised of 25 chapters, the volume assesses laughter and related forms of cultural expression, such as artworks, discourses, genres, and styles, and their deployment in feminist and queer theory and activism as well as in the cultural sphere at large. How does laughter signify and spur the empowerment of women, queers, and racialized subjects, and how does it generate solidarity among and between minority groups? Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
Features & Benefits
- GENDER: LAUGHTER introduces students to forms and functions of laughter through the discipline of gender studies.
- The primer to the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender, GENDER: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES, is followed by GENDER: LAUGHTER and other volumes that are dedicated to such broad themes as Animals, God, Love, Matter, Nature, Space, Time, and War.
- All chapters in GENDER: LAUGHTER are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, film, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion.
- Chapters are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed.
- The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 48 relevant images and an index.