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The Resource Guilty pleasures : comedy and law in America, Laura Little ; foreward by Bob Mankoff

Guilty pleasures : comedy and law in America, Laura Little ; foreward by Bob Mankoff

Label
Guilty pleasures : comedy and law in America
Title
Guilty pleasures
Title remainder
comedy and law in America
Statement of responsibility
Laura Little ; foreward by Bob Mankoff
Title variation
Comedy and law in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing others. In a sense, law and humor engage a two-way feedback loop: humor provides the raw material for legal regulation and legal regulation inspires humor. In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor's effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker"--
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1957-
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Little, Laura E.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Law & current affairs series
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  • Law
  • Forensic oratory
  • Law
  • American wit and humor
  • American wit and humor
  • Forensic oratory
  • Law
  • United States
Label
Guilty pleasures : comedy and law in America, Laura Little ; foreward by Bob Mankoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 214 pages :
Isbn
9780190625764
Lccn
2018018997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124222
Label
Guilty pleasures : comedy and law in America, Laura Little ; foreward by Bob Mankoff
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 214 pages :
Isbn
9780190625764
Lccn
2018018997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005124222

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