Watson C (2020) Book Review: Jessica Milner Davis and Sharyn Roach Anleu (eds), Judges, Judging and Humour. Review of: Judges, Judging and Humour, Jessica Milner Davis & Sharyn Roach Anleu, (eds) Judges, Judging and Humour, London: Palgrave, 2018, 335 pp. ISBN: 9783319767376. Sociology, 54 (2), pp. 415-417. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038519872150
First paragraph: Writing a book review about humour presents a difficult task. Readers will no doubt expect something funny and will feel let down when their expectations are not met. Why this should be is unclear. After all, as Davis (1993: 4) points out, ‘no one complains when a scientific analysis of sex fails to arouse its readers (and some complain when it does)’.
Output Type: Book Review
Sociology: Volume 54, Issue 2
|Publication date online||12/09/2019|
|Date accepted by journal||12/09/2019|
|Item discussed||Judges, Judging and Humour, Jessica Milner Davis & Sharyn Roach Anleu, (eds) Judges, Judging and Humour, London: Palgrave, 2018, 335 pp. ISBN: 9783319767376|