Good Humor Bad Taste

Good Humor  Bad Taste

This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke, published in 2006.

Author: Giselinde Kuipers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501510892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke, published in 2006. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. This edition includes new developments and research findings in the field of humor studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatic Inquiry

Pragmatic Inquiry

In Good Humor, Bad Taste (2006), the first author developed this post- Bourdieusian approach, drawing primarily on Lamont's work. She highlighted the simultaneity and interconnectedness of evaluation and classification in evaluations of ...

Author: John R. Bowen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000200645

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This book examines a range of critical concepts that are central to a shift in the social sciences toward "pragmatic inquiry," reflecting a twenty-first century concern with particular problems and themes rather than grand theory. Taking a transnational and transdisciplinary approach, the collection demonstrates a shared commitment to using analytical concepts for empirical exploration and a general orientation to research that favors an attention to objects, techniques, and practices. The chapters draw from broad-based and far-reaching social theory in order to analyze new, specific challenges, from grasping the everyday workings of markets, courtrooms, and clinics, to inscribing the transformations of practice within research disciplines themselves. Each contributor takes a key concept and then explores its genealogies and its circulations across scholarly communities, as well as its proven payoffs for the social sciences and, often, critical reflections on its present and future uses. This carefully crafted volume will significantly expand and improve the analytical repertoires or toolkits available to social scientists, including scholars in sociology or anthropology and those working in science and technology studies, public health, and related fields.
Categories: Social Science

Speaking like a Spanish Cow Cultural Errors in Translation

Speaking like a Spanish Cow  Cultural Errors in Translation

This, in his estimation, is primarily consumed by autodidacts, who are well educated but do not come from a background of “high culture”. Building on Bourdieu, Giselinde Kuipers concludes in her sociological study Good Humor, Bad Taste ...

Author: Clíona Schwerter, Stephanie Ní Ríordáin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838212562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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What is a cultural error? What causes it? What are the consequences of such an error? This volume enables the reader to identify cultural errors and to understand how they are produced. Sometimes they come about because of the gap between the source culture and the target culture, on other occasions they are the result of the cultural inadequacies of the translator, or perhaps the ambiguity arises because of errors in the reception of the translated text. The meta-translational problem of the cultural error is explored in great detail in this book. The authors address the fundamental theoretical issues that underpin the term. The essays examine a variety of topics ranging from the deliberate political manipulation of cultural sources in Russia to the colonial translations at the heart of Edward FitzGerald’s famous translation The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Adopting a resolutely transdisciplinary approach, the seventeen contributors to this volume come from a variety of academic backgrounds in music, art, literature, and linguistics. They provide an innovative reading of a key term in translation studies today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dimensions of Humor

Dimensions of Humor

Example 3: Example 4: Sense of Humor Questionnaire 6 (SHQ-6) Authorship: Sven Svebak Category: Self-Report Scale Year: 1996 ... 2007), Good Humor, Bad Taste by Giselinde Kuipers (2006), Jokes and their Relation to Society.

Author: Carmen Valero-Garcés

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437082905

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Screen Comedy and Online Audiences

Screen Comedy and Online Audiences

Kuipers, G. (2006) “Television and Taste Hierarchy: The case of Dutch television comedy”. Media, Culture and Society 28 (3): 359–378. Kuipers, G. (2015) Good Humor, Bad Taste: a sociology of the joke. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter.

Author: Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317672791

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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The question of why we laugh (or don't laugh) has intrigued scholars since antiquity. This book contributes to that debate by exploring how we evaluate screen comedy. What kinds of criteria do we use to judge films and TV shows that are meant to be funny? And what might that have to do with our social and cultural backgrounds, or with wider cultural ideas about film, TV, comedy, quality and entertainment? The book examines these questions through a study of audience responses posted to online facilities such as Twitter, Facebook, review sites, blogs and message boards. Bore’s analysis of these responses considers a broad range of issues, including how audiences perceive the idea of "national" comedy; what they think of female comedians; how they evaluate romcoms, sitcoms and web comedy; what they think is acceptable to joke about; what comedy fans get excited about; how fans interact with star comedians; and what comedy viewers really despise. The book demonstrates some of the ways in which we can adapt theories of humour and comedy to examine the practices of contemporary screen audiences, while offering new insights into how they negotiate the opportunities and constrictions of different online facilities to share their views and experiences.
Categories: Social Science

The Anatomy of Laughter

The Anatomy of Laughter

Every culture and subculture has its own standards for good humour, along with its dislike for bad humour. ... Nederlanders over moppen (Amsterdam: Boom, 2001); Eng. trans. as Good Humor, Bad Taste: Humor in the Context of Class, ...

Author: Toby Garfitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351197656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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"The nature of laughter has recently attracted the attention of a number of different disciplines. In two recent colloquia, TRIO (Translation Research in Oxford) brought together international authorities from fields as diverse as physiology, psychology, linguistics, translation and literary studies, and sociology, with scant regard for political correctness. This fascinating and often hilarious collection of essays is the result. With the contributions: Jane Taylor - Introduction Dominique Bertrand - Anatomie et etymologie: ordre et desordre du rire selon Laurent Joubert Silke Kipper, Dietmar Todt - The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations Sarah-Jayne Blakemore - Why Can't You Tickle Yourself? Michael Holland - Belly Laughs Walter Redfern - Upping the Ante/i: Exaggeration in Celine and Valles Giselinde Kuipers - Humour Styles and Class Cultures: Highbrow Humour and Lowbrow Humour in the Netherlands Christie Davies - Searching for Jokes: Language, Translation, and the Cross-Cultural Comparison of Humour Ted Cohen - And What If They Don't Laugh? Iain Galbraith - Without the Rape the Talk-Show Would Not Be Laughable Jean-Michel Deprats - Translating a Great Feast of Languages Paul J. Memmi - Traduire le rire Natacha Thiery - Rire et desir dans les comedies americaines de Lubitsch: l'exemple de Ninotchka (1939) Adam Phillips - What's So Funny? On Being Laughed at ...Sukanta Chaudhuri - Laughing and Talking Georges Roque - Le Rire comme accident en peinture Laurent Bazin - La Couleur du rire: peinture et traduction Gerard Toulouse - Views on the Physics and Metaphysics of Laughter"
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Primer of Humor Research

The Primer of Humor Research

... Kirsh 2004 Humor is not always the best medicine: Specific components of sense of humor and psychological well-being Humor: International Journal ofHumor Research 17 (1/2), 135–168 Kuipers, Giselinde 2006 Good Humor, Bad Taste.

Author: Victor Raskin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198492

Category: Humor

Page: 679

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The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. There are two primary motivations for the book. The positive one is to collect and summarize the impressive body of knowledge accumulated in humor research in and around Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. The negative motivation is to prevent the embarrassment to and from the "first-timers," often established experts in their own field, who venture into humor research without any notion that there already exists a body of knowledge they need to acquire before publishing anything on the subject-unless they are in the business of reinventing the wheel and have serious doubts about its being round! The organization of the book reflects the main groups of scholars participating in the increasingly popular and high-powered humor research movement throughout the world, an 800 to 1,000-strong contingent, and growing. The chapters are organized along the same lines: History, Research Issues, Main Directions, Current Situation, Possible Future, Bibliography-and use the authors' definitive credentials not to promote an individual view, but rather to give the reader a good comprehensive and condensed view of the area.
Categories: Humor

Gender and Humor

Gender and Humor

Good Humor, Bad Taste. A Sociology ofthe Joke. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. ———. 2006b. Humor styles and class cultures: Highbrow humor and lowbrow humor in The Netherlands. In The Anatomy of Laughter. Toby Garfit, Edith McMorran, ...

Author: Delia Chiaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317804154

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Writing Family of Stephen King

The Writing Family of Stephen King

(O. King, “Bad Taste” 57). Cheryl's musings seem innocent enough, just as her sense of humor itself seems to be nothing more than a good example of a sharp and refreshingly stinging approach to comedy, ...

Author: Patrick McAleer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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This work examines Stephen King’s position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King’s popularity, his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success in their own right. The three have traveled their own writing paths, from supernatural fiction to contemporary literary fiction. This is the first extended exploration of the works of three authors who have too long been overshadowed by their proximity to “the King of Horror.”
Categories: Literary Criticism

Taboo Comedy

Taboo Comedy

Television and Controversial Humour Chiara Bucaria, Luca Barra. Davies, Christie. 1990. ... In A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America, ed. Ted Gournelos, and Viveca ... Good Humor, Bad Taste.

Author: Chiara Bucaria

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137593382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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The essays in this collection explore taboo and controversial humour in traditional scripted (sitcoms and other comedy series, animated series) and non-scripted forms (stand-up comedy, factual and reality shows, and advertising) both on cable and network television. Whilst the focus is predominantly on the US and UK, the contributors also address more general and global issues and different contexts of reception, in an attempt to look at this kind of comedy from different perspectives. Over the last few decades, taboo comedy has become a staple of television programming, thus raising issues concerning its functions and appropriateness, and making it an extremely relevant subject for those interested in how both humour and television work.
Categories: Performing Arts