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Boskin, Joseph

Overview
Works: 22 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 5,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E169.1, 306.48408996073
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Most widely held works about Joseph Boskin
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Boskin
Sambo : the rise & demise of an American jester by Joseph Boskin( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of comic stereotype of the Black performer and explains how it was finally eradicated
Urban racial violence in the twentieth century by Joseph Boskin( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellious laughter : people's humor in American culture by Joseph Boskin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together everyday language, social interaction and cultural warfare, this work forms a social history of humour in American culture. It argues that jokes provide a cultural barometer of concerns and anxieties, and that laughter is transformative
Opposition politics: the anti-New Deal tradition by Joseph Boskin( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protest in the sixties( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oppenheimer affair: a political play in three acts by Joseph Boskin( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seasons of rebellion; protest and radicalism in recent America by Joseph Boskin( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humor prism in 20th-century America( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humor and social change in twentieth-century America by Joseph Boskin( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kvetching and shpritzing : Jewish humor in American popular culture by Joseph Dorinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars of humor have studied the essence of the Jewish joke, at once a defense mechanism against a hostile world and a means of cultural affirmation. Citing examples from prominent humorists and stand-up comics, this book examines the phenomenon of Jewish humor from its Biblical origins to its prevalence in the modern diaspora"--
The Insight series( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race relations in seventeenth century America : the problem of the origins of Negro slavery by Joseph Boskin( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ideologies and democracy( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is Sambo Dead? Exaggerated Reports on the Demise of a Stereotype by Joseph Boskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper provides a brief survey of white racial attitudes as depicted in the various facets of the mass media such as cartoons, movies, advertisements and television and in product identification symbols such as Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and Cream of Wheat. The paper indicates that negative stereotypes that depict blacks as minstrels, cooks, servants, and as slow-witted and inept persons still prevail in the mass media. Although contemporary media is replete with negative stereotypes of blacks, in most instances the negative images are more sophisticated and less observable than those of the period prior to the 1960'S. At times, however, the stereotypes are more blatant, as on the cover of a Rolling Stones' record album which depicts a wide-nosed black man with an exaggerated grin. The black stereotype is perpetuated in the pancake house called "Sambos" which originated in the southwest and is currently franchising stores in the midwest. Unconscious of their own prejudice, and unaware of the sensitivities of those persons who have long been ridiculed and degraded, many whites continue to hold biased images of blacks. (Author/AM)
SEASONS OF REBELLION by Joseph Boskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The origins of American slavery : education as an index of early differentiation by Joseph Boskin( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life and death of Sambo : overview of an historical hang-up by Joseph Boskin( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Protest in the sixties Special editors: Joseph Boskin [and] Robert A. Rosenstone( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Instructor's manual for Issues in American society( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Corporal Boskin's cold Cold War : a comical journey by Joseph Boskin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the Korean War in 1952, a budding young historian was drafted into the U.S. Army just as the Pentagon was organizing a top-secret, scientific expeditionary unit, the Transportation Arctic Group (TRARG). Consisting of 275 military members and a cluster of civilian scientists from the United States and other countries, TRARG was sent to Thule Air Force Base, located on the west coast of northern Greenland. Its ostensible purpose was to map the terrain and test complex equipment at the edges of the Ice Cap. The covert objective, however, was to determine the feasibility of constructing yet another air base on the other side of Greenland, one that would be much closer to the enemy. As the sole historian of the unit, Corporal Boskin was responsible for compiling and transmitting weekly progress reports to the Pentagon and, at the conclusion of the mission, for assisting in the final assessment. The multivolume report was itself technically worthy, yet it possessed barely a hint of the personal story: the outsized characters, the dark comedy and real tragedy, the frustrations and waste, and the ongoing tug'of'war between the company commander and his corporal historian over the status of the report's basic contents. Here Boskin tells that story, a keenly observed narrative that delivers both the absurd and the sublime in equal measure
 
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Sambo : the rise & demise of an American jester
Alternative Names
Boskin, J.

Languages
English (78)

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Rebellious laughter : people's humor in American cultureThe humor prism in 20th-century AmericaCorporal Boskin's cold Cold War : a comical journey