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dc.contributor.authorLockyer, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T13:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-05T13:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationComedy Studies, 2(2), 113 - 123, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn2040-610X-
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dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2011 Intellect.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article employs sociocultural analysis to examine Joan Rivers’ stand-up comedy performances in order to reveal how she successfully operates in a sphere of artistic expression that has been, and continues to be, male-dominated. The analysis uncovers how Rivers’ stand-up comedy performance involves a complex combination of elements and how it fuses features that are regarded as ‘traditionally masculine’, such as aggression, with features frequently used by other female stand-up comedians, such as self-deprecating comedy and confessional comedy. Furthermore, the analysis exposes the complex ways in which constructions of gender and sexuality are negotiated and re-negotiated in Rivers’ stand-up comedy performance, and illustrates how dominant ideological identity constructions can be simultaneously reinforced and subverted within the same comic moment.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIntellecten_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectStand-up comedyen_US
dc.subjectJoan Riversen_US
dc.subjectSelf-deprecationen_US
dc.subjectAgeing female bodyen_US
dc.subjectMasculine discoursesen_US
dc.titleFrom toothpick legs to dropping vaginas: Gender and sexuality in Joan Rivers' stand-up comedy performanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1386/cost.2.2.113_1-
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