À descoberta do outro no Almocreve de Petas (1797-1800)

Translated title of the contribution: Discovering otherness in Almocreve de Petas (1797-1800)

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The publication of Almocreve de Petas, from 1797 to 1800, marks the onset of the systematic use of humor in Portuguese periodical press. The purpose of this chapter is to identify the main themes of the social criticism in Almocreve de Petas. An interdisciplinary - historical, cultural and political - perspective allows showing the role of humor in the crystallization and integration of the otherness of its targets, as a phenomenon of the new and the different becomes a butt of a joke its otherness is being acknowledged, thus making the discovery of alterity in the diversity possible.
Translated title of the contributionDiscovering otherness in Almocreve de Petas (1797-1800)
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationHumor, Língua e Linguagem: Representações culturais
EditorsJoão Pedro Rosa Ferreira, Thaís Leão Vieira
Place of PublicationSão Paulo
PublisherEdições Verona
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-85-67476-42-1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • Humor studies
  • Periodical press
  • History of the book and writing
  • History of ideas


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