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Laughter Out of Place by Mind Map: Laughter Out of Place
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Laughter Out of Place


Almost spiritual experience, juxtaposes harsh realities of the poor and the contentment of the rich they work for

Humor can be a liberal, revolutionary force

Thompson and Scott- Humor can act as a weapon of the "weak" against those with power

Humor as a running commentary

Humor is born out of sorrow, oppression

Humor as reinforcing the status quo

"Escape-valve" analysis claims humor allows for social strains to be expressed without eliciting change

Hegemony is "habit forming"

"Every act is mitigated through class position and is implicitly a class act...

Hides the dominance of one class over another