The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Humor involves a positive state that can be generative, resulting in resilience, positive relationships, ... However, even humor scholarship that falls within this latter perspective, similarly considering humor as a behavioral ...

Author: Kim S. Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199989959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1105

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Revised edition of: Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work / edited by P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, Nicola Garcea. -- Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Categories: Business & Economics

Humor Scholarship

Humor Scholarship

Author: Don Lee Fred Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000037336827

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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More than a bibliography, this state-of-the-art reference book captures the vibrancy and significance of the interdisciplinary field of humor studies while documenting its output. Organized into ten chapters reflecting types of humor and topics of humor research, it provides extensive bibliographies on forty-five fields of humor study, each introduced by an essay outlining trends and pointing to major findings. An appendix of humor research institutes, journals, scholars, and academic programs as well as a subject and author index to the thousands of sources complete the volume.
Categories: Social Science

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy

In Humor Scholarship: A Research Bibliography, 92–97. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Nordentoft, Kresten. 1978. Kierkegaard's Psychology. Trans. Bruce H. Kirmmse. Pittsburg, PA: Duquesne University Press. Norrick, N. R. 1986.

Author: Lydia B. Amir

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438449388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications. By exploring the works of both Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Søren Kierkegaard, Lydia B. Amir finds a rich tapestry of ideas about the comic, the tragic, humor, and related concepts such as irony, ridicule, and wit. Amir focuses chiefly on these two thinkers, but she also includes Johann Georg Hamann, an influence of Kierkegaard’s who was himself influenced by Shaftesbury. All three thinkers were devout Christians but were intensely critical of the organized Christianity of their milieux, and humor played an important role in their responses. The author examines the epistemological, ethical, and religious roles of humor in their philosophies and proposes a secular philosophy of humor in which humor helps attain the philosophic ideals of self-knowledge, truth, rationality, virtue, and wisdom. Lydia Amir is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy in the School of Media Studies at the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel.
Categories: Philosophy

Jewish Humor

Jewish Humor

ESTHER FUCHS Texas University , U.S.A. HUMOR AND SEXISM The Case of the Jewish Joke In current humor scholarship the term " sexual joke " usually designates what is known as the " dirty " or " obscene " joke , the joke that pokes fun at ...

Author: Avner Ziv

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412826861

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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The thirteen chapters in this book are derived from the First International Conference on Jewish Humor held at Tel-Aviv University. The authors are scientists from the areas of literature, linguistics, sociology, psychology, history, communications, the theater, and Jewish studies. They all try to understand different aspects of Jewish humor, and they evoke associations, of a local-logical nature, with Jewish tradition. This compilation reflects the first interdisciplinary approach to Jewish humor. The chapters are arranged in four parts. The first section relates to humor as a way of coping with Jewish identity. Joseph Dorinson's chapter underscores the dilemma facing Jewish comedians in the United States. These comics try to assimilate into American culture, but without giving up their Jewish identity. The second section of the book deals with a central function of humor—aggression. Christie Davies makes a clear distinction between jokes that present the Jew as a victim of anti-Semitic attacks and those in which the approach is not aggressive. The third part focuses on humor in the Jewish tradition. Lawrence E. Mintz writes about jokes involving Jewish and Christian clergymen. The last part of the book deals with humor in Israel. David Alexander talks about the development of satire in Israel. Other chapters and contributors include: "Psycho-Social Aspects of Jewish Humor in Israel and in the Diaspora" by Avner Ziv; "Humor and Sexism: The Case of the Jewish Joke" by Esther Fuchs; "Halachic Issues as Satirical Elements in Nineteenth Century Hebrew Literature" by Yehuda Friedlander; "Do Jews in Israel still laugh at themselves?" by O. Nevo; and "Political Caricature as a Reflection of Israel's Development" by Kariel Gardosh. Each chapter in this volume paves the way for understanding the many facets of Jewish humor. This book will be immensely enjoyable and informative for sociologists, psychologists, and scholars of Judaic studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

For instance, in the study of unfunny humor the work of other humor scholars led me to look for lexicalized laughter ... A closer look at failed humor will also help to correct the positive bias to which humor scholarship has been ...

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317551157

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Game of Humor

The Game of Humor

Nevo, Ofra. 1991. What's in a Jewish Joke? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 4:251–260. Nilsen, Don L. F. 1993. Humor Scholarship: A Research Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Novak, William and Moshe Waldoks.

Author: Charles R. Gruner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351482370

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Humor, wit, and laughter surround each person. From everyday quips to the carefully contrived comedy of literature, newspapers, and television we experience humor in many forms, yet the impetus for our laughter is far from innocuous. Misfortune, stupidity, and moral or cultural defects, however faintly revealed in others and ourselves, seem to make us laugh. Although discomforting, such negative terms as superiority, aggression, hostility, ridicule, or degradation can be applied to instances of humor. According to scholars, Thomas Hobbes's "superiority theory"?that humor arises from mischances, infirmities, and indecencies, where there is no wit at all?applies to most humor. With the exception of good-natured play, Charles R. Gruner claims that humor is rarely as innocent as it first appears.Gruner's proposed superiority theory of humor is all-encompassing. In The Game of Humor, he expands the scope of Hobbes's theory to include and explore the contest aspect of "good-natured" play. As such, the author believes all instances of humor can be examined as games, in terms of competition and keeping score?winners and losers. Gruner draws on a broad spectrum of thought-provoking examples. Holocaust jokes, sexual humor, the racialist dialogue of such comic characters as Stepin Fetchit and Archie Bunker, simple puns, and many of the author's own encounters with everyday humor. Gruner challenges the reader to offer a single example of humor that cannot be "de-humorized" by its agonistic nature.The Game of Humor makes intriguing and enjoyable reading for people interested in humor and the aspects of human motivation. This book will also be valuable to professionals in communication and information studies, sociologists, literary critics and linguists, and psychologists concerned with the conflicts and tensions of everyday life.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship

As such, humor should not be seen as vitiating the aggressive lyrics of gangsta rap into something less serious or ... As literary scholar William Keough explains, American humor habitually turns “violent, and often sexist, racist, ...

Author: Olivia Bloechl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107026674

Category: Music

Page: 451

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This major essay collection takes a fresh look at how differences among people matter for music and musical thought.
Categories: Music

Greek Vase Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Greek Vase Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

395—414Nicholls,. R. (1982). “The Drunken Herakles; A New Angle on an Unstable Subject”. Hesperia 51: 3 21—8. Nilsen, D. L. F. (1983). “Stereotypical Humor”. American Humor 10.2: 5—11. (1993). “Ethnic Humor”, in Humor Scholarship ...

Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107728899

Category: Art

Page: 398

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This book is a comprehensive study of visual humour in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on works created in Athens and Boeotia. Alexandre G. Mitchell brings an interdisciplinary approach to this topic, combining theories and methods of art history, archaeology and classics with the anthropology of humour, and thereby establishing new ways of looking at art and visual humour in particular. Understanding what visual humour was to the ancients and how it functioned as a tool of social cohesion is only one facet of this study. Mitchell also focuses on the social truths that his study of humour unveils: democracy and freedom of expression; politics and religion; Greek vases and trends in fashion; market-driven production; proper and improper behaviour; popular versus elite culture; carnival in situ; and the place of women, foreigners, workers and labourers within the Greek city. Richly illustrated with more than 140 drawings and photographs, this study amply documents the comic representations that formed an important part of ancient Greek visual language from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC.
Categories: Art

What Made Freud Laugh

What Made Freud Laugh

7). Laughter Research and Humor Research Much of the research that purports to be about laughter, as noted earlier, is in fact about humor. When I used laughter as a search term on Google Scholar, it produced 79,600 hits, many of those ...

Author: Judith Kay Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136243790

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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In her characteristically engaging style, Nelson explores a topic that has fascinated and frustrated scholars for centuries. Initially drawn to the meaning of laughter through her decades of work studying crying from an attachment perspective, Nelson argues that laughter is based in the attachment system, which explains much about its confusing and apparently contradictory qualities. Laughter may represent connection or detachment. It can invite closeness, or be a barrier to it. Some laughter helps us cope with stress, other laughter may serve as a defense and represent resistance to growth and change. Nelson resolves these paradoxes and complexities by linking attachment-based laughter with the exploratory/play system in infancy, and the social/affiliative system, the conflict/appeasement, sexual/mating, and fear/wariness systems of later life. An attachment perspective also helps to explain the source of different patterns and uses of laughter, suggests how and why they may vary according to attachment style, and explain the multiple meanings of laughter in the context of the therapeutic relationship. As she discovers, attachment has much to teach us about laughter, and laughter has much to teach us about attachment. This lively book sheds light on the ways in which we connect, grow, and transform and how, through shared humor, play, and delight, we have fun doing so.
Categories: Psychology

Performing Marginality

Performing Marginality

Indeed , like most discussions of male vs. female or feminist humor , scholarship on female vs. feminist humor is based on either women's humorous writing or conversational discourse . Clearly , the genre of stand - up comedy is highly ...

Author: Joanne R. Gilbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism