WORLD GEOGRAPHY OF JOKES

Abstract

Jokes between countries are useful to reveal the ethnotypes existing in each of them, to represent them in cartographic form allows to perceive their distribution and the spatial projection of mockery: who are we laughing at, who are the scapegoats for the inhabitants of each country? Based on the analysis of an ad hoc database covering more than 60% of the countries and territories of the world and 90% of its population, the text shows that these jokes are social constructions, have a temporality and are divided basically in two categories, from top to bottom and from bottom to top.

Keywords: jokes, ethnotypes, social construction, stupidity, arrogance

Author Biography

Herve Thery

Doutor em Geografia - Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (1976). Atualmente é pesquisador - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, professor convidado da USP, pesquisador convidado da Universidade de Brasília, - Coordenador editorial da revista Confins (http://confins.revues.org, Issn 1958-9212), comitê editorial Espace Géographique, M@ppemonde (Online) (1769-7298). Tem experiência na área de Geografia, com ênfase em Análise Regional, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: geografia do brasil, geografia politica, cartografia tématica, europa e américa latina.

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Published
20/10/2020
How to Cite
THERY, Herve. WORLD GEOGRAPHY OF JOKES. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 19, oct. 2020. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/e19024>. Date accessed: 06 mar. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2020.e19024.
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