Carabinieri?

Giovannantonio Forabosco

Abstract


Research was conducted using a series of light bulb jokes (Forabosco, 1994). The original target of the jokes were the Poles, retargeted into “carabinieri” in Italy. A question is advanced: why carabinieri? An enlightening answer comes from comparative sociology.


Keywords


comparative sociology, light bulb jokes, ethnic humor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2017.5.4.forabosco

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