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The Humourless State

Publié le 1 avril, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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The Humourless State

This article examines the political administration of humour in Australian civil society from both an historical and contemporary perspective, as well as a range of cases involving cross-dressing prostitutes, police impersonators, political satirists and rebellious bare-bottomed colonial prisoners. Why are these moments of cheerful vulgarity met with dour repression on the part of police? How […]