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Humor Research Series

Closely associated with the Society's journal, the Humor Research series offers am international and multidisciplinary forum for the publication of high quality booklength manuscripts on humor as an important and universal human faculty. The Humor Research Series draws upon a wide range of academic disciplines, including advertising, anthropology, linguistics, medicine, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and women' studies.

For additional information, visit the Humor Research Series website at DeGruyter.

                

Current Volumes in the Humor Research Series

Linguistic Theories
of Humor
(1994)

Author: Salvatore Attardo

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Jokes and their Relation
to Society
(1998)

Author: Christie Davies

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Good Humor,
Bad Taste
(2006)

Author: Giselinde Kuipers
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We are Not Amused: Failed
Humor in Interaction
(2015)

Author: Nancy Bell
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Also available as an e-book

Techniques of Satire (1994)

Author: Emil A. Draitser

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The Basic Humor
Process
(1999)

Author: Robert L. Latta

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The Primer of
Humor Research
(2008)

Editor: Victor Raskin
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Also available in paperback

 

The Sense of Humor (1998/2007)

Editor: Willibald Ruch
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Now a Mouton Select paperback

Humorous Texts (2001)

Author: Salvatore Attardo

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The Language of
Comic Narratives
(2008)

Author: Isabel Ermida
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Also available in paperback

 

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Humor Studies Books

The following are a selection of recent humor studies books, written or edited by ISHS members. These books represent works in the areas of psychology, linguistics, sociology, literary analysis, child development, and psychotherapy. Clicking on a book cover will open the publisher's webpage for a book. Publisher webpages will typically include pricing and ordering information. You can also view sample pages for selected titles by clicking the Google book link.

         

The Age of Irreverence:
A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published by University of California Press

www.ucpress.edu

The Importance of Not Being Earnest

The Importance of Not Being Earnest:

The Feeling Behind Laughter & Humor

Wallace Chafe

Published by John Benjamins
www.benjamins.com
50% hardcover discount available to ISHS members.

Beyond a Joke

Beyond a Joke: The Limits of Humour

Sharon Lockyer & Michael Pickering (Eds.)

Published by Palgrave McMillian

www.palgrave.com

Jokes and Targets

Christie Davies

Published by Indiana University Press
www.iupress.indiana.edu

30% discount available to ISHS members.

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Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research

Geert Brȏne, Kurt Feyaerts, & Tony Veale

Published by DeGruyter Mouton
www.degruyter.com
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Joking Asides
Elliott Oring
Published by Utah State University Press
www.upcolorado.com 
15% discount available to ISHS members.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief
John Morreall
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
www.wiley.com

Kids who Laugh

Kids who Laugh

Louis Franzini

Published by Square One
www.squareonepublishers.com
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Cracking Up:
American Humor in Time of Conflict

Paul Lewis
Published by University of Chicago Press
www.press.uchicago.edu

Kvetch

Kvetching and Shpritzing:
Jewish Humor in American Culture

Joe Dorinson
www.mcfarlandbooks.com

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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
Salvatore Attardo (Editor)
Published by Sage

www.sagepub.com

The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

Graeme Ritchie

Published by Routledge
www.routledge.co.uk

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Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Humor
Alleen Pace Nilsen & Don L. F. Nilsen
Published by Greenwood Press

www.greenwood.com
Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 2000

cover of Lowering the Bar is black, with an illustration of a blue man with a briefcase crushed by a white anvil, inscribed with a lawyer joke

Lowering the Bar:

Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter

Published by University of Wisconsin Press

www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress
30% discount available to ISHS members.

Engaging Humor
Elliott Oring
Published by the Univ. of Illinois Press
www.press.uillinois.edu 
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The Mirror of Laughter

Alexander Kozintsev
Published by Transaction Publishers

www.transactionpub.com
25% discount available to ISHS members.

Farce

Jessica Milner Davis

Published by Transaction Press

www.transactionpub.com
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The Mirth of Nations

The Mirth of Nations

Christie Davies

Published by Transaction Publishers

www.transactionpub.com

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Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Scott Weems

Published by Basic Books

www.basicbooks.com

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Mocking the Age:

The Later Novels of Philip Roth

Elaine B. Safer
Published by SUNY Press
www.sunypress.org 

How about Never: Is Never Good for You?
My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff
Published by McMillian Picador
us.macmillan.com

The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter

Eric Weitz

Published by Carysfort Press

www.carysfortpress.com

The Humor Code

Peter McGraw & Joel Warner

Published by Simon and Schuster
www.simonandschuster.com

Marsh

Practically Joking

Moira Marsh

Published by Utah State University Press

www.upcolorado.com

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Bell

Humor in the Classroom

Nancy Bell and Anne Pomerantz

Published by Routledge
www.routledge.com

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor

Rod A. Martin

Published by Academic Press/Elsevier

books.elsevier.com

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Humor in Interaction

Humor in Interaction

Neal R. Norrick & Delia Chiaro (Editors)

Published by John Benjamins
www.benjamins.com

50% discount available to ISHS members.

Understanding Humor in Japan

Understanding Humor in Japan

Jessica Milner Davis (Editor)

Published by Wayne State Univ. Press

wsupress.wayne.edu

McGhee Health

Humor: The Lighter Path to Resilience and Health

Paul E. McGhee

Published by AuthorHouse

www.authorhouse.com

Writing Humor

Writing Humor:

Creativity and the Comic Mind
Mary Ann Rishel
Published by Wayne State Univ Press

wsupress.wayne.edu

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ISHS Newsletters

The International Society for Humor Studies is pleased to provide to its members access to its Newsletter online and, in consultation with Mouton DeGruyter, pre-2006 issues of our Newsletter that also appeared in the Society's journal, HUMOR: International Journal for Humor Research. For more information on our journal, please visit the Journal pages on the ISHS or the DeGruyter websites.

Current members, to access pre-2008 issues of the Newsletter, you must enter your 2016 ISHS password.

       

Volume 29:   Winter 2016 & Spring 2016        Summer 2016     Fall 2016

Volume 28:   Winter 2015           Spring & Summer 2015          Fall 2015

Volume 27:   Winter 2014 & Spring 2014        Summer 2014     Fall 2014

Volume 26:   Winter 2013 & Spring 2013        Summer 2013     Fall 2013

Volume 25:   Winter 2012 & Spring 2012        Summer 2012     Fall 2012

Volume 24:   Winter 2011      Spring 2011      Summer 2011     Fall 2011

Volume 23:   Winter 2010 & Spring 2010        Summer 2010     Fall 2010

Volume 22:   Winter 2009           Spring & Summer 2009          Fall 2009

Volume 21:   Winter 2008 & Spring 2008        Summer 2008     Fall 2008
Volume 20:   Winter 2007      Spring 2007      Summer 2007     Fall 2007
Volume 19:   Winter 2006      Spring 2006      Summer 2006     Fall 2006
Volume 18:   Winter 2005 (One issue only)

Volume 17:   Winter 2004 & Spring 2004       Summer 2004      Fall 2004 

Volume 16:   Winter 2003     Spring 2003      Summer 2003      Fall 2003

Volume 15:   Winter 2002     Spring 2002      Summer 2002      Fall 2002

Volume 14:   Winter 2001     Spring 2001      Summer 2001      Fall 2001

Volume 13:   Winter 2000     Spring 2000      Summer 2000      Fall 2000

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