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Title: Book Review: Working to laugh: assembling difference in American stand-up comedy venues, by James M. Thomas, Lanham, Boulder, New York and London, Lexington Books, 2015, viii+173pp., £52.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-0739189559
Authors: Weaver, S
Keywords: Book Review;Stand-up comedy venues;Urban nightlife studies;USA
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Ethnic and Racial Studies Review, pp. 1-3, (2016)
Abstract: This book is framed as a contribution to Urban Nightlife Studies. It employs the method of ethnography to examine, over an eighteen-month period, the organisation and performance of stand-up comedy and cabaret at three urban nightlife venues in one town in the United States of America. The theoretical perspective is informed by French post-structuralism, particular Deleuze and Guattari and Hardt and Negri, and outlines ‘affective economies’ and ‘affective labour’ in this context.
ISSN: 1466-4356
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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