Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148334617X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 984

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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.
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Encyclopedia of 20th-century American Humor

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen,Don Lee Fred Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 360

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"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317551168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 8527

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their fields.
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Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor

From Biblical Times to the Modern Age

Author: Henry D. Spalding

Publisher: Jonathan David Pub

ISBN: 9780824604394

Category: Humor

Page: 458

View: 2602

Hundreds of colorful, witty, and downright hilarious stories, anecdotes, quips, jokes, and yarns reflect and poke fun at Jewish culture from ancient times to the present.
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Komik und Intentionalität im Bild

Eine zeichentheoretische Untersuchung

Author: Veronika Opletalová

Publisher: Vydavatelství Filozofické fakulty Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci

ISBN: 8087895363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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The Comedy Improv Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

Author: Matt Fotis,Siobhan O'Hara

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317390172

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.
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Humor und erfolgreiche Kinderfilme

Strukturen und Relevanz eines filmischen Mittels

Author: André F. Nebe

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365823329X

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

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André F. Nebe macht mithilfe seiner Humorstrukturanalyse Präferenzen von Zuschauern und entsprechende audiovisuelle Angebote in Filmen sichtbar. Komplexer und mehrschichtiger audiovisueller (hypotaktischer) Humor wird in den erfolgreicheren Filmen verwendet, während weniger erfolgreiche Filme einfache (parataktische) Humorofferten machen. Die Humorstrukturanalyse bietet Einblicke in erfolgversprechende Humorangebote und kann auch in der Stoffentwicklungsphase für Autoren, Regisseure, Produzenten und Dramaturgen genutzt werden.
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Depression

eine vergleichende Untersuchung normaler, neurotischer und psychotisch-depressiver Zustände

Author: Edith Jacobson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518280584

Category:

Page: 446

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Es hielt uns am Leben

Humor im Holocaust

Author: Chaya Ostrower

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658173858

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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Dieses Buch „Es hielt uns am Leben. Humor im Holocaust“ bietet eine positive Antwort auf die Frage, wie Humor bei der Bewältigung der schrecklichen Realität geholfen hat. Interviews mit Überlebenden beschreiben schreckliche Ereignisse, die mit makaberem Humor verwoben sind. Humor während des Holocaust verminderte nicht die objektiven Erfahrungen, sondern linderte die emotionale Reaktion auf die Schrecken. Humor und Lachen können helfen, die mentale und körperliche Gesundheit zu stärken, zu heilen und zu erhalten, kann aber Menschen helfen, mit einem Trauma umzugehen, dessen Auswirkungen so schwerwiegend sind wie der Holocaust? Chaya Ostrower klassifiziert die Arten von Humor und Witze und studiert ihre jeweiligen Funktionen in den Ghettos, Konzentrationslager und Todeslager. Enthalten in dem Buch sind humorvolle Ditties, Songs und Kabarett Skizzen, sowie die einzigartige Geschichte von zwei Ghetto-Clowns. Überlebende wussten immer um die Existenz von Lachen und Humor während des Holocaust. Die Jahrzehnte, die seit der Befreiung vergangen sind, geben uns nun die Möglichkeit, dieses sensible Thema mit Abstand zu betrachten.
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Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Author: Steven H. Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317362268

Category: Humor

Page: 558

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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506346170

Category: Social Science

Page: 1984

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Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
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Dimensions of Humor

Explorations in Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies and Translation

Author: Carmen Valero-Garcés

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437082900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

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This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to exploring humor in the academic world. It is a rich collection of essays by an international array of scholars representing various theoretical perspectives and practical orientations in the disciplines of Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, and Translation, but all concerned with the interactional aspects of humor. The two main reasons behind the publication of this volume are, first, to continue the journey along the path towards full recognition of humor as a discipline worthy of research and assessment, and, second, to offer a new and integrating perspective on hu¬mor to showcase the wide range of dimensions that it offers. This book is sure to become an important reference and source of inspiration for scholars in the various subfields of Humor Studies: Linguistics, Literature, Cultural Studies, and Translation.
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Die kalte Schulter und der warme Händedruck

Ganz natürliche Erklärungen für die geheime Sprache unserer Körper

Author: Allan & Barbara Pease

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714908

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Was verraten meine Gesten über mich? Wie kann ich die körperlichen Signale anderer deuten? Warum kommunizieren Männer und Frauen auch nonverbal vollkommen verschieden? Diesen Fragen gehen Allan & Barbara Pease auf den Grund. Dabei beobachten sie nicht nur ganz alltägliche Phänomene der Körpersprache, sondern präsentieren auch Beispiele aus ihren Seminaren. Ein Muss für jeden Pease-Fan.
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The Language of Humor

An Introduction

Author: Don L. F. Nilsen,Alleen Pace Nilsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110826560X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Much of today's communication is carried out through various kinds of humor, and we therefore need to be able to understand its many aspects. Here, two of the world's leading pioneers in humor studies, Alleen and Don Nilsen, explore how humor can be explained across the numerous sub-disciplines of linguistics. Drawing on examples from language play and jokes in a range of real-life contexts, such as art, business, marketing, comedy, creative writing, science, journalism and politics, the authors use their own theory of 'Features, functions and subjects of Humor' to analyze humor across all disciplines. Each highly accessible chapter uses a rich array of examples to stimulate discussion and interaction even in large classes. Supplemental PowerPoints to accompany each of the 25 chapters are available online, taking many of the insights from the chapters for further interactional discussions with students.
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Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 9783833812194

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.
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Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.
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