The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 11, No 2 (2023)

Book review: M.W. Shores (2021). The Comic Storytelling of Western Japan: Satire and Social Mobility in Kamigata Rakugo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Jessica Milner Davis


Book review


Chafe, W. (2007). The importance of not being earnest: The feeling behind laughter and humor. John Benjamins.

Katsura Sunshine. (2014, 20 January). Rakugo in English – Five minute excerpt [Video]. Youtube.

Shores, M.W. (2022). The makura of rakugo: Tradition and modernity. In J. Milner Davis (Ed), Humour in Asian cultures: Tradition and context (pp. 136-169). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Wells, M. A. (2007). Satire and constraint in Japanese culture. In J. Milner Davis (Ed.), Understanding humor in Japan (pp.193-217). Wayne State University Press.