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Author Schmidt, Samuel.

Title Seriously Funny : Mexican Political Jokes as Social Resistance / Samuel Schmidt
Published Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents ""Contents""; ""Prologue to the Second Spanish Edition""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Political Jokes in a Theoretical Context""; ""2. What Does the Mexican Laugh At?""; ""3. The Role of Political Jokes in Mexico""; ""4. Political Jokes against Mexican Presidents""; ""5. Zedillo, Fox, and Calderón""; ""Postscript""; ""Conclusion""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary "Exploring the ways in which political humor has developed and operated in Mexico over more than four centuries, this is groundbreaking work argues persuasively that political jokes are acts of rebellion: their objective is not to overthrow a government but to correct its mistakes"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Originally published as Humor en serio by Aguilar Nuevo Siglo, 1996. A second edition, retitled En la mira, was published by Taurus, 2006."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Languages & Literatures.
Literature - General.
Politics and government.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- Humor
Genre/Form Humor.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816598819
Other Titles Humor en serio. English