Book talk by Jana Kopelent-Rehak: Recovering Face: Czech Political Prisoners and The Politics of Joking
October 30, 2022 on ZOOM
Dr. Jana Kopelent-Rehak presented two of her books, Recovering Face: Czech Political Prisoners and The Politics of Joking. She discussed stories of men and women who survived concentration camps under the Communist regime and how the post-totalitarian state and society are coming to reconciliation with crimes. Then, she explored how humor, used as political expression, can provide a powerful critique, a non-violent form of political protest a space for restoring human dignity.
The books are available for purchase online.
Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face: Rehak, Jana Kopelentova: 9780739176344: Amazon.com: Books
Published by Lexington Books (December 14, 2012)
The Politics of Joking: Anthropological Engagements – 1st Edition
Published by Routledge (November 5, 2018)