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Magazines and Newspapers Outside the United States

  • By: Metin Özdemir
  • In: Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Edited by: Salvatore Attardo
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture

This entry provides a list of primarily humorous magazines that appear or have appeared outside of the United States. The purpose is to balance the treatment of the topic of magazines in the United States, where significant research on the subject exists. Conversely, there is no comprehensive treatment of European or Asian magazines, with the notable exception of John Lent’s work on cartooning and visual humor, which overlaps significantly with the study of magazines but cannot replace it. A few trends emerge even from this small and unrepresentative sample: the influence of Punch, which has been felt worldwide and has led to the creation of many local humorous magazines, and the emergence of political humor magazines at the beginning of the 20th century; the tendency ...

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