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Christie Davies: The Right to Joke. Research Report 37. The Social Affairs Unit, n.d. 41 pp. £6. (Elliott Oring)

Jokes and Groups. Monograph Series No. 47. The Institute for Cultural Research, 2005. 30 pp. £5. (Elliott Oring)

Michael Billig: Laughter and Ridicule: Towards a Social Critique of Humour. London: Sage, 2005. 264 pp. £19.99. (Christie Davies)

Ronald A. Berk: Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator: Evidence-based Techniques in Teaching and Assessment. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2002. 268 pp. $24.95. (Peter Derks)

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HUMOR, the official publication of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS), was established over 25 years ago as an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of high-quality research papers on humor as an important and universal human faculty. The journal publishes original contributions in areas such as interdisciplinary humor research, humor theory, and humor research methodologies.