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Book review: Uncivil mirth: ridicule in enlightenment Britain by Ross Carroll

Spencer, Mark G. (2021) Book review: Uncivil mirth: ridicule in enlightenment Britain by Ross Carroll. LSE Review of Books (13 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Uncivil Mirth: Ridicule in Enlightenment Britain, Ross Carroll offers a new study of ridicule’s function in public debate in Britain in the 1700s, exploring how laughter and humour were seen as ambiguous and fraught. Drawing on primary sources and modern historiography, this scholarly book will leave readers marvelling at the significance of debates on ridicule in eighteenth-century Britain, and within the Scottish Enlightenment in particular, writes Mark G. Spencer. Uncivil Mirth: Ridicule in Enlightenment Britain. Ross Carroll. Princeton University Press. 2021.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 08:45
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 08:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111359

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