Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sticks and StonesThe Philosophy of Insults$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jerome Neu

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 April 2019



Sticks and Stones

Jerome Neu (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Humor, like ritual, may sometimes license otherwise offensive insults. When and why? The special genre of insult humor, including roasts, is considered along with Freud's account of the role of collusion in tendentious humor broadly conceived. When is it wrong to laugh? Satire, teasing, and bullying sometimes take the ridicule in insult humor to the extremes of aggression.

Keywords:   humor, license, offensive, roasts, Freud, collusion, tendentious humor, laugh, satire, teasing, bullying, ridicule, aggression

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .