Puzzles, Humour & Trivia Books
This pioneering study presents an overview of the Mexican comic book industry, together with in-depth studies of the best selling Mexican comic books of the 1960s and 1970s.
Suitable for trainers and participants at various levels, including IMO, Tournament of the Towns, and noncalculus parts of the Putnam Competition, this title offers a collection of problems from major national and international mathematical competitions for high school students.
An in-depth history of quiz and game formats, describing how mass communications transformed the old parlor guessing games into enormously popular features on radio and television, and examining their impact on American society and the consumer marketplace.
A comprehensive treatment of linguistic situation of francophone Louisiana and its relation to the development of French in North America outside of Quebec. This title covers topics ranging from language shift and code mixing, and speaker attitudes, to such language planning initiatives as CODOFIL program to revive the sue of French in Louisiana.
Highlights the importance and functioning of humor in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, this book looks at the constructive aspects to the relation between humor and religion, with humor seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. It also explores why humor and spirituality fit well together.
The grandeur of the great imperial powers of the 19th century was constantly subverted by the cartoons of the day. Roy Douglas provides a clear historical narrative which explains the subtle meaning below the surface of the cartoons.
Explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. This work examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour is represented, deployed, developed, used and understood.
Graeme Ritchie advocates a cognitive science approach to humour research, aiming for higher levels of detail and formality than has been customary in humour research, and argues the case for analyzing jokes and humour.
Looking at how people make rules about humour, this text offers a framework for a general understanding of why and how societies make rules about the use of humour, and how those rules affect patterns of communication and the development of humour and comedy.