Humor in the collectivist Arab Middle East: The case of Lebanon

@inproceedings{Kazarian2011HumorIT,
  title={Humor in the collectivist Arab Middle East: The case of Lebanon},
  author={Shah{\'e} S. Kazarian},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract The Lebanese people are lovers of the social and the humorous, and the soul of their humor is manifest in their social gatherings, tales, civil and religious celebrations, songs, jokes, literature, theatre, cartoons, and spontaneous wit. In the present article, humor, Arabic (fukaha), in the collectivist Lebanese culture is discussed with particular focus on comparisons with Western humor scholarship. The discussion is illustrative rather than exhaustive and is informed by Western… 
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