Select bibliography of Christie Davies’ works

Before I began work on this list I was advised that Christie Davies was a prolific author, and truer words were never spoken. Christie was not only a leading scholar in international humor studies but also a sociologist, a frequent commentator on current affairs, and an even more prolific reviewer of books and art exhibitions. In addition to numerous academic books and articles, he published joke books (1973, 1978) and a children’s book (2006). He wrote at least 101 book reviews between 1984 and 2018. In the select bibliography that follows, I have attempted to include every academic book, article, and book review from Christie’s pen, not just in humor studies but also in sociology. The range of scholarly journals in which he published is wide, including humor, sociology, folklore, anthropology, religious studies, and death studies. He published in venues worldwide from Poland to Japan and Australia. He also wrote for important magazines such as the Economist and the New Criterion. In addition, he published an enormous amount in online journals and blogs. For the Social Affairs Unit blog alone, he wrote 152 posts from July 2004 through April 2013, making him the single most prolific contributor to this libertarian site. Space and time preclude a complete listing of all of the blog posts and art exhibit reviews. I have included all that pertain to humor along with a select few items on other topics to give a sense of the full range of Christie’s thought.

Publication Date:
Feb 22 2019
Date Submitted:
Jun 21 2019

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