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Book review: A comedian and an activist walk into a bar: the serious role of comedy in social justice by Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman

Sweeney, Christine (2020) Book review: A comedian and an activist walk into a bar: the serious role of comedy in social justice by Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman. LSE Review of Books (14 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice, Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman explore how comedy can serve to advance a social justice agenda. Drawing on her own experience of writing and producing comedy shows in Berlin, Christine Sweeney finds that this book offers answers to questions she has long been pondering: how do we open up social research and discourse to wider audiences; how do we highlight the absurdities of our world, making us laugh and think?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106391

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