The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 8, No 1 (2020)

Book review. Raviv, Amnon. (2018). Medical Clowning. The Healing Performance. Seagull Books: London, New York, Calcutta; Maple Press: York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Alyona Ivanova

Book review

Bakhtin, M.M. (1984). Rabelais and His World. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Cooke, N.J., Salas, E., Kiekel, P.A., Bell, B. (2004). ‘Advances in Measuring Team Condition’. In E. Salas and S.M. Fiore (eds.) Team Cognition: Understanding the Factors that Drive Process and Performance. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 83-106.

Dionigi, A. & Canestrari, C. (2016). ‘Clowning in Health Care Settings: The Point of View of Adults’. Europe’s Journal of Psychology 12(3), pp. 473–488. doi:10.5964/ejop.v12i3.1107

Klein, A. (1998). The courage to laugh. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

McGee, P. (2010). Humour: the Lighter Path to Resilience and Health. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse.

Schechner, R. (2002). Performance Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.

Van Blerkom, l.M. (1995). ‘Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine’. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 9 (4), pp. 462-475.

Vagnoli, L., Caprilli, S., Messeri, A. (2010). ‘Parental presence, clowns or sedative premedication to treat preoperative anxiety in children: what could be the most promising option?’ Pediatric Anesthesia 20, pp. 937–943. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9592.2010.03403.x

Vagnoli, L., Caprilli, S., Robiglio, A., Messeri, A. (2005). ‘Clown Doctors as a Treatment for Preoperative Anxiety in Children: A Randomized, Prospective Study’. Pediatrics 116(4), pp. 563-568.