Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019)

Motives for Children's Mortality in Modern Dark Humour

Authors
Nickolay N. Gubanov, Nickolay I. Gubanov, Lyudmila Rokotyanskaya, Larisa Cheremnyh
Corresponding Author
Nickolay N. Gubanov
Available Online July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.458How to use a DOI?
Keywords
dark humour; children; childhood; sadistic rhymes; dead babies’ jokes cycle; stand-up comedy; cartoons
Abstract
The dark humour popularity is widespread significantly in XX-XXI centuries. The role of mass media with its tragical events detailed elaboration as well as underlying social and cultural alterations could be detected as possible causes for the current event. First of all, we could speak about alteration of the attitude in the society towards laughter and humour, from negative in general to generally positive. Due to this fact the dark humour being and ambiguous one became quite a usual event for us. Significant part of dark humour jokes is dedicated to children (to themes of children’s mortality, disability, paedophilia, etc.) Samples of such dark humour could be found both in the folklore of the last century and in up to date stand-up comedian’s soliloquies. We give the analysis of possible reasons for the popularity of motives for children’s mortality and children’s suffering which are represented in the genre of dark humour. We consider the influence of the news mass media as well as an alteration of society’s attitude towards problems of a child, childhood and children’s mortality are the most significant reasons for above popularity.
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AU  - Larisa Cheremnyh
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