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Taking Humour Seriously Jerry Palmer

Taking Humour Seriously

Jerry Palmer

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218 pages
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In Taking Humour Seriously, Jerry Palmer argues that we must take humour seriously (as well as humorously) or fail to understand a fundamental element of culture. He aims to unravel humours multi-dimensional nature. It is part of our personality andMoreIn Taking Humour Seriously, Jerry Palmer argues that we must take humour seriously (as well as humorously) or fail to understand a fundamental element of culture. He aims to unravel humours multi-dimensional nature. It is part of our personality and our cognitive and emotional processes and subject to the social rules which govern our behaviour on different occasions. It is integral to literary and visual narrative- it is subject to moral and aesthetic judgement and it is a rhetorical instrument. Palmer argues that only by investigating these separate dimensions can we begin to understand the phenomenon of humour.