- Jokes that follow mass-mediated disasters in a global electronic age / Christie Davies -- Making a big apple crumble: the role of humor in constructing a global response to disaster / Bill Ellis -- Creating situations: practical jokes and the revival of the dead in Irish tradition / Ilana Harlow -- Tricks and fun: subversive pleasures at Newfoundland wakes / Peter Narváez -- "Pardon me for not standing": modern America graveyard humor / Richard E. Meyer -- Wishes come true: designing the Greenwich Village Halloween parade / Jack Kugelmass -- Making merry with death: iconic humor in Mexico's Day of the Dead / Kristin Congdon -- Calaveras: literary humor in Mexico's Day of the Dead / Stanley Brandes -- Exit laughing: death and laughter in Los Angeles and Port-au-Prince / Donald J. Cosentino -- Dancing skeletons: the subversion of death among deadheads / LuAnne K. Roth -- Traditional narrative, popular aesthetics, Weekend at Bernie's, and vernacular cinema / Mikel Koven.
- 0874215595 (pbk.)
- "An earlier version of Ellis's essay 'Making a Big Apple crumble' was published in the online Journal new directions in folklore, 6 June 2002."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -351) and index.
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