Laughing our Way to Peace or War: Humour and Peacebuilding

  title={Laughing our Way to Peace or War: Humour and Peacebuilding},
  author={Craig Zelizer},
  journal={Journal of Conflictology},
In conflict-affected societies, humour has significant potential to contribute to the escalation or reduction of conflicts. This paper provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the social role of humour in conflicted societies, drawing on literature from social psychology, health and conflict resolution. The paper offers an analytical model regarding the role of humour in peacebuilding in divided societies, as well as documenting several examples of the application of humour and… Expand

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