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2007 | 51 | 1 | 27-49
Article title

PLEASANT AND USEFUL FUN. THE ROLE OF THE JOKE IN CULTURE

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Abstracts
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The paper is an attempt to clarify the social background of the joke as well as its cultural role. After pointing out some of the main features of the phenomenon of humour the author proceed to define the joke as a cultural form and then compare it to the myth in terms of Roland Barthes' semiotic theory. The consequent view of the joke as a semantic inversion of the myth is supported by the further analysis of several selected series of jokes being told in Poland.
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  • P. Tomanek, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, ul. Golebia 24, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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07PLAAAA03056258
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.42658165-30b0-304d-b98f-31c8c3f09053
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