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  1. Humor, Power and Culture: A New Theory on the Experience and Ethics of Humor.Jennifer Marra - 2019 - Dissertation, Marquette University
    The aim of this dissertation is to offer a new theory of humor that takes seriously both the universality and power of humor in culture. In the first chapter, I summarize historical and contemporary theories, and show how each either 1) fails to give any definition of humor, 2) fails as a theory of humor, and/or 3) underappreciates, dismisses, or does not consider the power of humor in experience. The second chapter explains the failures of prior theories by understanding the (...)
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