About the book:
Halakhak examines how humor is deployed in Philippine popular culture in an attempt to define Filipino national humor. The book looks into what is laughable in Philippine life, and why this laughter is so robust and persistent, oftentimes amid truly tragic and pathetic experiences.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 230 x 155mm
About the author:
Ma. Rhodora G. Ancheta is a professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, teaching American literature. She specializes in humor studies, and has delivered papers in international conferences on the subject.