Judges, Judging and Humour

Author: Jessica Milner Davis,Sharyn Roach Anleu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767380

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 990

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.

How to Bribe a Judge

Poems from the Bench

Author: James Clarke

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550965582

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 2420

A book of poems for justified sinners and reprobates alike, this collection of poetry, written by a Justice of the Ontario Court, offers insights on the act of court room sentencing and explores mercy and tolerance strained by wisdom.

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191060445

Category: Reference

Page: 496

View: 8718

Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather. Add sparkle to your speeches and presentations, or just enjoy a good laugh in company with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lette, Frankie Boyle, and friends. 'Now we have the World Wide Web (the only thing I know of whose shortened form-www-takes three times longer to say than what it's short for)' Douglas Adams 'Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends' Woody Allen 'Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight' Phyllis Diller 'Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit' Elizabeth Gilbert 'The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it' Terry Pratchett 'Retreat, hell! We're only attacking in another direction' American general Oliver P. Smith

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199237166

Category: Humor

Page: 536

View: 6741

Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

A Critical Review and Practical Guide

Author: Rowan Bayne

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748735655

Category: Psychology

Page: 171

View: 1867

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a development of the work of Carl Jung, who suggested the basic personality types of introversion and extraversion and the components of intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling. The indicator provides insights into and offers a framework for use in counselling, education, careers guidance and management.

It's a Funny Thing, Humour

Proceedings of The International Conference on Humour and Laughter 1976

Author: Antony J. Chapman,Hugh C. Foot

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148315825X

Category: Psychology

Page: 526

View: 2281

It's a Funny Thing, Humour contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Humor and Laughter, held in Cardiff in July 1976. The symposium provides a platform from which authors from different professional and personal background can talk about their own definition and analysis of humor. The book is structured into 10 main sections that reflect the structure of the conference and presents various studies and research on the nature of humor and laughter. Contributions range from theoretical discussions to practical and experimental expositions. Topics on the psychoanalytical theory of humor and laughter; the nature and analysis of jokes; cross-cultural research of humor; mirth measurement; and humor as a tool of learning are some of the topics covered in the symposium. Psychologists, sociologists, teachers, communication experts, psychiatrists, and people who are curious to know more about humor and laughter will find the book very interesting and highly amusing.

Es hielt uns am Leben

Humor im Holocaust

Author: Chaya Ostrower

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658173858

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

View: 1004

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.

Judging in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions

A Comparison of Theory and Practice

Author: Mr Janos Jany

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409456250

Category: Law

Page: 242

View: 1040

This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater understanding of the real functions of religion in these legal systems, regardless of the dogmatic positions of the religions themselves. The judiciary is the focus of the study as it is the judge who is obliged to administer to legal texts while having to consider social realities being sometimes at variance with religious ethics and legal rules deriving from them. This book fills a gap in the literature examining Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian law and as such will open new possibilities for further studies in the field of comparative law. It will be a valuable resource for those working in the areas of comparative law, law and religion, law and society, and legal anthropology.

Humor and Children's Development

A Guide to Practical Applications

Author: Paul E Mcghee,Mary Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317839927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 294

View: 2991

Here is the first book that is geared toward practical applications of humor with children. Health care professionals, counselors, social workers, students, and parents will find this to be a fascinating, instructive volume that illustrates how to effectively incorporate humor into children’s lives to produce enormously positive results. With a strong “how to” focus, this enlightening volume addresses the use of humor in the classroom--to promote learning and to foster higher levels of creative thinking. Experts who are on the cutting edge of humor and its benefits for children examine the importance of humor in fostering social and emotional development and in adapting to stressful situations. And for the scholarly reader, Humor and Children’s Development documents the major research trends focusing on humor and its development. This excellent resource--certain to spark further debate and research--offers an unrivaled opportunity to further understand children’s behavior and development. Humor and Children’s Development was featured in the February 1990 issue of Working Mother magazine in article titled “Let Laughter Ring!” by Eva Conrad. The chapter entitled “Humor in Children’s Literature” by Janice Alberghene was one of the finalists for the Children’s Literature Association’s Literary Criticism Award for the best critical article of 1988 on the subject of children’s literature.

The Sense of Humor

Explorations of a Personality Characteristic

Author: Willibald Ruch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 498

View: 5162

This volume brings together the current approaches to the definition and measurement of the sense of humor and its components. It provides both an overview of historic approaches and a compendium of current humor inventories and humor traits that have been studied. Presenting the only available overview and analysis of this significant facet of human behavior, this volume will interest researchers from the fields of humor and personality studies as well as those interested in the clinical or abstract implications of the subject.

Psychology in the Bathroom

Author: Nick Haslam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367550

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 1369

Presenting cutting-edge science in a playful manner, this exploration of a topic that has been veiled by taboo, the psychology of excretion, surveys an assortment of embarrassing processes, shameful disorders and disgusting habits taking the reader on a tour of the history and literature of elimination.