Emotions, Power and Social Change

‘If the biological basis of emotion is universal, yet the cultural incidence of emotional expression has been highly varied, then in that gap between experience and expression … lie the very foundations of the structures of power’.[1]
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Can History Be Funny?

Humour is crucial to the human experience, yet it is rarely found in history books. Psychologists, sociologists and linguists have all found the topic worthy of study but not many historians have. Is this because historians really are those dusty researchers in archives not having any fun? Maybe history is just not that funny.  Continue reading