Holocaust Jokes on American and Israeli Situational Comedies: Signaling Positions of Memory Intimacy and Distance
Liat Steir-Livny 2018
Comparisons between Israeli and American sitcoms demonstrate that even though in both countries Holocaust black humor represents positions of distance and intimacy to the history, there are differences in the themes and perceptions of these sitcoms.
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Holocaust, Holocaust humor, Israeli Culture, Jewish American Culture
Steir-Livny, Liat. "Holocaust Jokes on American and Israeli Situational Comedies: Signaling Positions of Memory Intimacy and Distance" (with Jeffrey Scott Demsky), Arie Sover (ed), The Languages of Humor: Verbal, Visual and Physical Humor, London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 70-85.