Gender and Humor

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

Author: Delia Chiaro,Raffaella Baccolini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317804155

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature, while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language, linguistics, and psychology. Since then, both fields have flourished, but largely independently. This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor, giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film, television, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and popular culture.
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Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Author: Joanne R. Gilbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328033

Category: Humor

Page: 234

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An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.
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Look Who's Laughing

Gender and Comedy

Author: Gail Finney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782881246449

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Judges, Judging and Humour

Author: Jessica Milner Davis,Sharyn Roach Anleu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767380

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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This book examines social aspects of humour relating to the judiciary, judicial behaviour, and judicial work across different cultures and eras, identifying how traditionally recorded wit and humorous portrayals of judges reflect social attitudes to the judiciary over time. It contributes to cultural studies and social science/socio-legal studies of both humour and the role of emotions in the judiciary and in judging. It explores the surprisingly varied intersections between humour and the judiciary in several legal systems: judges as the target of humour; legal decisions regulating humour; the use of humour to manage aspects of judicial work and courtroom procedure; and judicial/legal figures and customs featuring in comic and satiric entertainment through the ages. Delving into the multi-layered connections between the seriousness of the work of the judiciary on the one hand, and the lightness of humour on the other hand, this fascinating collection will be of particular interest to scholars of the legal system, the criminal justice system, humour studies, and cultural studies.
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Isn’t that Clever

A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy

Author: Steven Gimbel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351622617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong to tell? Are there jokes that can only be told by certain people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for a good joke? Is humor subjective?). In addition to humor in general, Isn’t That Clever asks questions about comedy as an art form such as whether there are limits to what can be said in dealing with a heckler and how do we determine whether one comedian has stolen jokes from another.
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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

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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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Wrangling Women

Humor and Gender in the American West

Author: Kristin M. McAndrews

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177589

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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A unique look at a mountain community of women in Winthrop, Washington who run a western-theme town and work as ranchers, trail guides, horse trainers and packers.
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Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender

Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Author: A. Foka,J. Liliequist

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137463651

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops.
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Leadership Discourse at Work

Interactions of Humour, Gender and Workplace Culture

Author: S. Schnurr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230594697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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Employing a discourse analytical approach this book focuses on the under-researched strategy of humour to illustrate how discursive performances of leadership are influenced by gender and workplace culture. Far from being a superfluous strategy that distracts from business, humour performs a myriad of important functions in the workplace context.
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Language, Gender and Parenthood Online

Negotiating Motherhood in Mumsnet Talk

Author: Jai Mackenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351378570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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Language, Gender and Parenthood Online explores the digital interactions of parents on the UK-based internet discussion forum Mumsnet Talk, a space dominated by users sharing a common identification as women, parents and mothers. Using a qualitative approach grounded in feminist poststructuralist theory, Jai Mackenzie uncovers ‘common-sense’ assumptions about gender and parenthood, explores the construction of gender and parenthood in digital contexts and how discourses of gendered parenthood are negotiated, resisted and subverted. This is key reading for students, scholars and researchers in the field of language and gender, as well as language and digital communication.
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Smile of Discontent

Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

Author: Eileen Gillooly

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226294018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Like sex, Eileen Gillooly argues, humor has long been viewed as a repressed feature of nineteenth-century femininity. However, in the works of writers such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, and Henry James, Gillooly finds an understated, wryly amusing perspective that differs subtly but significantly in rhetoric, affect, and politics from traditional forms of comic expression. Gillooly shows how such humor became, for mostly female writers at the time, an unobtrusive and prudent means of expressing discontent with a culture that was ideologically committed to restricting female agency and identity. If the aggression and emotional distance of irony and satire mark them as "masculine," then for Gillooly, the passivity, indirection, and sympathy of the humor she discusses render it "feminine." She goes on to disclose how the humorous tactics employed by writers from Burney to Wharton persist in the work of Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner, and Penelope Fitzgerald. The book won the Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Award given by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.
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The Psychology of Humor

An Integrative Approach

Author: Rod A. Martin,Thomas Ford

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128135093

Category: Psychology

Page: 548

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Most of us laugh at something funny multiple times during a typical day. Humor serves multiple purposes, and although there is a sizable and expanding research literature on the subject, the research is spread in a variety of disciplines. The Psychology of Humor, 2e reviews the literature, integrating research from across subdisciplines in psychology, as well as related fields such as anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, sociology, and more. This book begins by defining humor and presenting theories of humor. Later chapters cover cognitive processes involved in humor and the effects of humor on cognition. Individual differences in personality and humor are identified as well as the physiology of humor, the social functions of humor, and how humor develops and changes over the lifespan. This book concludes noting the association of humor with physical and mental health, and outlines applications of humor use in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace. In addition to being fully updated with recent research, the second edition includes a variety of new materials. More graphs, tables, and figures now illustrate concepts, processes, and theories. It provides new brief interviews with prominent humor scholars via text boxes. The end of each chapter now includes a list of key concepts, critical thinking questions, and a list of resources for further reading. Covers research on humor and laughter in every area of psychology Integrates research findings into a coherent conceptual framework Includes brain imaging studies, evolutionary models, and animal research Integrates related information from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology Explores applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace Provides new research, plus key concepts and chapter summaries
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Gender and Short Fiction

Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain

Author: Jorge Sacido-Romero,Laura Lojo-Rodríguez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351604899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Making War, Not Love

Gender and Sexuality in Russian Humor

Author: Emil Draitser

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312221294

Category: History

Page: 308

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Emil A. Draitser offers an insider's view on the sociological and psychological functions of Russian sexual folklore and the way it reflects male/female relationships, leaving no dirty joke untold as he examines such taboo subjects as adultery, impotence, and gender and violence
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Queens of Comedy

Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women

Author: Susan Horowitz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 2884492445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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Anthologies of humor often neglect comediennes - despite their powerful presence on television and films that reach millions and their exploding numbers in stand-up comedy clubs that provide new talent to fuel the mass media. Feminist texts rarely take humor seriously - even though women who initiate humor are often perceived as aggressive, even threatening. Queens of Comedy makes the lively cogent argument that show business is everybody's business. When masses of people laugh at a joke that reflects a woman's point of view, that laugh breeds enlightenment and social revolution.
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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393340244

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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Using findings from the latest information in developmental psychology, neuroscience and education, this book debunks the assumed differences between male and female brain function and reveals the brain's remarkable plasticity and the influence of culture on identity. Reprint.
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Humor in the Classroom

A Guide for Language Teachers and Educational Researchers

Author: Nancy Bell,Anne Pomerantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136180613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Humor in the Classroom provides practical, research-based answers to questions that educational researchers and language teachers might have about the social and cognitive benefits that humor and language play afford in classroom discourse and additional language learning. The book considers the ways in which humor, language play, and creativity can construct new possibilities for classroom identity, critique prevailing norms, and reconfigure particular relations of power. Humor in the Classroom encourages educational researchers and language teachers to take a fresh look at the workings of humor in today’s linguistically diverse classrooms and makes the argument for its role in building a stronger foundation for studies of classroom discourse, theories of additional language development, and approaches to language pedagogy.
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