Motives for Children's Mortality in Modern Dark Humour
Nickolay N. Gubanov, Nickolay I. Gubanov, Lyudmila Rokotyanskaya, Larisa Cheremnyh
Nickolay N. Gubanov
Available Online July 2019.
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- dark humour; children; childhood; sadistic rhymes; dead babies’ jokes cycle; stand-up comedy; cartoons
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Nickolay N. Gubanov AU - Nickolay I. Gubanov AU - Lyudmila Rokotyanskaya AU - Larisa Cheremnyh PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Motives for Children's Mortality in Modern Dark Humour BT - 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2136 EP - 2139 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.458 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.458 ID - Gubanov2019/07 ER -