Title The Comic Image Of The Jew: Explorations Of A Pop Culture Phenomenon.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some tears in the dustjacket and small chips missing.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Cranbury: 1971.
0838678696 / 9780838678695
Seller ID 71257X1
What's so funny about the Jews? One might indeed ask this quesion if one considers the probably unexamined but not infrequently displayed assumption in American public thought that the Jews, whatever else they may be, are a natural occasion for laughter. This study sets out, in Part I, to test the contention that such a public habit of thought exists by analyzing the current general output in films, theatre, television, and popular books, the entertainment media that originate as well as reflect public attitudes. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Jewish Comic Images, Jews, Judaica, Humor, Sig Altman, Performing Arts, Pop Culture, Entertainment, Laughter, Tonight Show, Self-Image, Synagogues, Yiddish, Moses Mendelssohn, Merv Griffin, Heinrich Heine, Jewish Comedians, Jack Benny, Shalom Aleichem).