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The social construction of humour

Steve Ratuva cartoon 1992

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Ratuva, S. (2001).Cartooning in the Pacific: The social construction of humour. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 119-126.
Cartooning in the Pacific
Author(s): Steven Ratuva
Publication date: 
September, 2001

Fiji journalistic cartoons, especially when making political critiques, tend to be too shallow with an irritating tendency to state and show the obvious, a cardinal sin in cartooning. There is no subtlety or double meaning.