The Laughing Librarian

The Laughing Librarian

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qThis examination of American library humor over the past 200 years covers a wide range of topics and spans the continuum between light and dark, from silly parodies to portrayals of libraries and their staffs as objects of fear. By highlighting the humor in this seemingly serious occupation, this study provides insights into many aspects of the professionq--Provided by publisher.A 1933 New Yorker cartoon by William Steig depicts a crabby female librarian sitting at a desk, in front of which ... ican librarians were women, that the feminization of the profession also a€œfeminized many of the male librarian stereotypes.

Title:The Laughing Librarian
Author:Jeanette C. Smith
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-05-02


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