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by Arthur Asa Berger


The Genius of the Jewish Joke (Classics in Communication And Mass Culture) epub

ISBN: 1412805538

ISBN13: 978-1412805537

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Transaction Publishers (March 8, 2006)

Pages: 218 pages

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Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco .

Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University. Series: Classics in Communication And Mass Culture. Paperback: 218 pages. Publisher: Transaction Publishers (March 8, 2006).

The numerous jokes in this analysis of Jewish humor will provoke smiles and chuckles, but there is nothing laughable about Berger's scholarly look at the genre of the Jewish joke. Berger dissects Jewish humor from psychological, literary, political and cultural aspects, contending that Jews used humor as a "survival mechanism" to cope with suffering, powerlessness and marginality. The jokes reflect an "existential courage," a resistance to persecution rather than an internalization of the victim mentality, he posits

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The Genius of the Jewish Joke focuses on what is distinctive and unusual about Jewish jokes and Jewish humor. Jewish humor is humor by Jews and about Jews, in whatever medium this humor is found. Jokes are defined as short stories, meant to amuse, with a punch line, though Jewish humor exists in many other forms riddles, comic definitions, parodies as well.

For people working in communications theory, political culture, and the sociology of knowledge, this book is a must .

For people working in communications theory, political culture, and the sociology of knowledge, this book is a must; for everyone else, it is a joy. Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.

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Arthur Asa Berger explores these and other related topics in An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger explores these and other related topics in An Anatomy of Humor. He shows how humor can range from the simple pun to complex plots in Elizabethan plays. Berger examines a number of topicsâ ethnicity, race, gender, politicsâ each with its own comic dimension. Laughter is beneficial to both our physical and mental health, according to Berger. He discerns a multiplicity of ironies that are intrinsic to the analysis of humor. It will also be of interest to professionals in communication and psychologists concerned with the creative process. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone who appreciates humor.

Arthur Asa Berger (born 1933) is Professor Emeritus in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. He received a "Catholic" education in his public high school despite the fact that he is Jewish

Arthur Asa Berger (born 1933) is Professor Emeritus in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. He received a "Catholic" education in his public high school despite the fact that he is Jewish. Most of his teachers were Catholics who were educated at Boston College or College of the Holy Cross. He gradually developed interest in writing and drawing.

The Genius of the Jewish Joke focuses on what is distinctive and unusual about Jewish jokes and Jewish humor. Jewish humor is humor by Jews and about Jews, in whatever medium this humor is found. Jokes are defined as short stories, meant to amuse, with a punch line, though Jewish humor exists in many other forms—riddles, comic definitions, parodies—as well. The book makes a "radical" suggestion about the origin of Jewish humor—namely, that Sarah and Abraham's relation to God, and the name of their son Isaac (which, in Hebrew, means laughter), recognizes a special affinity in Jews for humor. Abraham does not sacrifice Isaac (humor) and, thus, humor and the Jews are linked early in Jewish history.

Berger discusses techniques of humor and how they can be used to analyze jokes. He also compares "Old World Jewish Humor"—the humor of the shtetl, with its fabulous schlemiels, schlimazels, schnorrers, and other characters—and "New World Humor"—the humor of Jewish doctors, lawyers, accountants, and other professional types living mostly in the suburbs nowadays. Jewish humor is contrasted with other forms of ethnic humor, such as Polish jokes and Italian American jokes.

This humor, in addition to providing pleasure, reveals a great deal about Jewish character and culture and, in addition, the human condition. Now available with a new introduction by the author, The Genius of the Jewish Joke is an entertaining and informative inquiry into Jewish humor that explores its distinctiveness, its unique spirit, and its role in Jewish identity.