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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Look Who's Laughing

Gender and Comedy

Author: Gail Finney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782881246449

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

View: 8438

Rather than analyzing women's humor in isolation,Look Who's Laughingmaps the terrain that the genders share and the areas that each holds exclusively. The book's twenty essays investigate witty heroines, sexual parodies, domestic humor, and romantic comedies, as well as erotic language, sexual jokes, and humor-charged expressions of power. With its emphasis on the roles that gender plays in the creation, reception, and interpretation of comic art,Look Who's Laughinglooks critically at generic and gender diversity as well as comedy's underlying unities.
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Encyclopedia of Women and Gender

Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender

Author: Judith Worell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0122272455

Category: Gender identity

Page: 1256

View: 4535

The study of gender differences began in earnest in the 1970s and has since increased dramatically to infiltrate virtually all fields of study in the social and behavioral sciences. Along the way, it was discovered that while women very often think and behave differently than do men, industrialized societies cater to masculine perspectives. The "Psychology of Women" emerged as a field of study focusing on just those areas in which women most often butted against assumed roles. And similarly, in the 1990s, the "Psychology of Men" emerged to focus on the same issues for men. The Encyclopedia of Gender covers all three areas under one cover, discussing psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior. Coverage includes studies of these differences in applied settings such as education, business, the home, in politics, sports competition, etc. Key Features * Over 100 In-depth chapters by leading scholars in the psychology of women and gender * Addresses critical questions of similarities and differences in gendering across diverse groups, challenging myths about gender polarization and the "Venus/Mars" distinction * Broad coverage of topics from theory and method to development, personality, violence, sexuality, close relationships, work, health, and social policy * Sensitive attention to multicultural and cross-cultural research * Clearly written, readable, comprehensive, with helpful guides (outline, glossary, reference list) * Raises difficult questions related to power, inequality, ethics, and social justice * Challenges the reader to revise established "truths" and to seek further information * Maintains a feminist and woman-centered focus
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Genderlinguistik

Eine Einführung in Sprache, Gespräch und Geschlecht

Author: Helga Kotthoff,Damaris Nübling

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3823379135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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In kaum einer Disziplin divergieren wissenschaftlicher Forschungs- und öffentlicher Kenntnisstand so stark wie bei dem Thema Genderlinguistik. Dies liegt unter anderem daran, dass es bislang keine Einführung gibt, die Verständlichkeit mit wissenschaftlichem Anspruch verbindet. Dieses Studienbuch richtet sich an Studierende und Lehrende der Germanistischen Linguistik und anderer Philologien. Es bietet eine fundierte, und dabei stets verständliche Einführung in das Thema sowie einen Überblick über die aktuelle Forschungslage. Behandelt werden alle Bereiche der Systemlinguistik sowie der Sozio- und Gesprächslinguistik. Das inhaltliche Spektrum reicht von stimmlichen Unterschieden, dem Komplex Genus Sexus Gender und Personennamen über die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Wörterbüchern bis hin zu Unterschieden in Gesprächen, auch in der Scherz- und der institutionellen Kommunikation. Es schließt mit einem Kapitel zu den Neuen Medien, in denen zunehmend genderisierte Selbstdarstellungen zu beobachten sind. Eine umfangreiche Bibliographie bietet eine gute Grundlage für die weitere wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema.
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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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Komik

Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch

Author: Uwe Wirth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476053911

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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Komik, Humor, Witz, Ironie, Satire, Parodie, Komödie. Das Handbuch gibt einen Überblick über die vielfältigen Formen und Themen des Komischen, erläutert methodische Zugänge und bietet so eine Bestandsaufnahme der aktuellen Komikforschung. Dabei werden zunächst Grundbegriffe des Komischen dargestellt. Neben der Komikforschung der verschiedenen Disziplinen von der Anthropologie und Philosophie über die Hirnforschung, die Psychologie, die Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft bis hin zur Soziologie werden die historischen Erscheinungsformen des Komischen in den verschiedenen Medien, von Literatur und Theater über Presse, Malerei und Grafik bis zu Film, Fernsehen, Rundfunk und den neuen Medien beleuchtet.
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Golden Girls - Humor und Gender in Sitcoms

Mit Transkript einer Folge der Golden Girls

Author: Luc Wildanger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640334280

Category:

Page: 40

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft / Sprachforschung (fachubergreifend), Note: 2,0, Universitat des Saarlandes, Veranstaltung: Humor und Gender, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Sitcoms sind eine Art der Fernsehunterhaltung, die sich seit den Anfangen des Fernsehens einer stetigen Beliebtheit erfreuen kann. Bereits in den Funfzigerjahren waren Sitcoms wie I love Lucy" ein Publikumsmagnet. Im Laufe der Entwicklung und der wachsenden Bedeutung des Fernsehens entwickelten sich Sitcoms mit zu den beliebtesten Programmen im Fernsehen. Um nun den Humor und die fur Gender typischen und untypischen Merkmale von Sitcoms analysieren zu konnen, ist es von Noten zu definieren was eine Sitcom ist, wie in diesen Humor erzeugt wird und wie Gender im Zusammenhang mit Sitcoms steht., Abstract: Sitcoms sind eine Art der Fernsehunterhaltung, die sich seit den Anfangen des Fernsehens einer stetigen Beliebtheit erfreuen kann. Bereits in den Funfzigerjahren waren Sitcoms wie I love Lucy" ein Publikumsmagnet. Im Laufe der Entwicklung und der wachsenden Bedeutung des Fernsehens entwickelten sich Sitcoms mit zu den beliebtesten Programmen im Fernsehen. Um nun den Humor und die fur Gender typischen und untypischen Merkmale von Sitcoms analysieren zu konnen, ist es von Noten zu definieren was eine Sitcom ist, wie in diesen Humor erzeugt wird und wie Gender im Zusammenhang mit Sitcoms steht. Um diese Ergebnisse praktischer betrachten zu konnen, nutze ich moglichst viele Beispiele aus Sitcoms. Die Sitcom Golden Girls" fungiert hier als Hauptbeispiel."
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Look Who's Laugh:Stud/Gender/C

Author: Finney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134304730

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

View: 9950

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Punchlines

The Case for Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Humor

Author: Leon Rappoport

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987640

Category: Humor

Page: 181

View: 4405

Explores how African Americans, Jews, Asians, and other under-represented groups use comedy to ease and sometimes foster social tensions. This work also examines the heated issue of when and why it's socially permissible to laugh along.
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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: Routledge

ISBN: 1136642870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

View: 8619

Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.
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Talking Difference

On Gender and Language

Author: Mary Crawford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803988286

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

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`I love the warmth and wit in this book, but I say this in no way to detract from the seriousness of its subject matter and its incisive treatment by Mary Crawford... this is a great book and an important book which articulates current critical thinking about research around gender and language. Mary Crawford writes brilliantly, powerfully and lucidly... I thoroughly recommend it' - British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Newsletter This refreshing re-evaluation of current wisdom - both academic and popular - about men's and women's language critically assesses the abundant social science research of recent years and its representation in the mass media. Exploring a wide range of topics, from
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Ladies Laughing

Wit as Control in Contemporary American Women Writers

Author: Barbara Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134385862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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This engaging and accessible book examines the world of seven contemporary, popular American women writers and their individual use of wit as a subtle and effective strategy to engage, or "control", the reader. A chapter is devoted to each of the seven writers - Lisa Alther, Rita Mae Brown, Nora Ephron, Shirley Jackson, Alison Lurier, Grace Paley, and Anne Tyler - and discusses their writings and their use of wit in the context of their lives. An opening chapter frames wit and control in psychological realities, and a concluding chapter summarizes the power of wit. A bibliography of the writers' works is also included, making this an ideal introduction and companion to these writers and their works.
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Humor in Interaction

Author: Neal R. Norrick,Delia Chiaro

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027254273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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The occasioning of self-disclosure humor / Susan M. Ervin-Tripp & Martin Lampert -- Direct address as a resource for humor / Neal R. Norrick & Claudia Bubel -- An interactional approach to irony development / Helga Kotthoff -- Multimodal and intertextual humor in the media reception situation : the case of watching football on TV / Cornelia Gerhardt -- Using humor to do masculinity at work / Stephanie Schnurr & Janet Holmes -- Boundary-marking humor : institutional, gender, and ethnic demarcation in the workplace / Bernadette Vine ... [et al.] Impolite responses to failed humor / Nancy D. Bell -- Failed humor in conversation : a double voicing analysis / Béatrice Priego-Valverde
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Comic Politics

Gender in Hollywood Comedy After the New Right

Author: Nicole Matthews

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 162

View: 1788

This study argues that comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s helped change people into flexible, self-managing citizens of the New Right. It provides a critical introduction to approaches to comedy, testing psychoanalytics, Bakhtininan and postmodernist theory.
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The Sense of Humor

Explorations of a Personality Characteristic

Author: Willibald Ruch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110804603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 508

View: 1968

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