When Congress Makes a Joke: Congressional Humor Then and Now

When Congress Makes a Joke: Congressional Humor Then and Now

By: Dean L. Yarwood (author)Hardback

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When Congress Makes a Joke is an engaging look at the intentional use of humor by members of Congress, exploring their humor as political communication. Highlighting several politicians noted for their use of humor-including Senators Robert Dole and Alan Simpson and Representatives Patricia Schroeder and Barney Frank, among others-this intriguing book features original personal interviews with the Congress members, allowing them to talk about their own (and others') use of humor in political ways.

About Author

Dean L. Yarwood is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Missouri at Columbia.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Speaking Humor to Power Chapter 3 2 Congressional Humor: From John Randolph of Roanoke to Mo Udall Chapter 4 3 Humorous Stories and the Identification of Social Norms: The Senate Club Chapter 5 4 Cruel Humor: The Integration of African American Members into Congress Chapter 6 5 Irreverent Theater: Congressional Humor and the Gender Revolution Chapter 7 6 In Their Own Words: Congressional Humorists Talk Humor Chapter 8 7 Conclusion: Keep 'Em Laugh'n Chapter 9 Appendix Chapter 10 Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742530423
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780742530423
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0742530426

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