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The Resource Engaging humor, Elliott Oring

Engaging humor, Elliott Oring

Label
Engaging humor
Title
Engaging humor
Statement of responsibility
Elliott Oring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Engaging Humor, Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be. This provocative book is filled with examples of jokes and riddles that reveal humor to be a meaningful--even significant--form of expression._x000B_ _x000B_Oring scrutinizes classic Jewish jokes, frontier humor, racist cartoons, blonde jokes, and Internet humor. He provides alternate ways of thinking about humorous expressions by examining their contexts--not just their contents. He also shows how the incongruity and absurdity essential to the production of laughter can serve serious communicative ends._x000B_ _x000B_Engaging Humor examines the thoughts that underlie jokes, the question of racist motivation in ethnic humor, and the use of humor as a commentary on social interaction. The book also explores the relationship between humor and sentimentality and the role of humor in forging national identity. Engaging Humor demonstrates that when analyzed contextually and comparatively, humorous expressions emerge as communications that are startling, intriguing, and profound
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oring, Elliott
Dewey number
809.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN6147
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wit and humor
  • Comic, The
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Comic, The
  • Wit and humor
Label
Engaging humor, Elliott Oring
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1. Appropriate Incongruity Redux -- 2. The Senses of Absurd Humor -- 3. Joke Thoughts -- 4. The Humor of Hate -- 5. Blond Ambitions and Other Signs of the Times -- 6. Humor and the Suppression of Sentiment -- 7. The Joke as Gloss -- 8. Colonizing Humor -- 9. Sigmund Freud's Jewish Joke Book -- 10. The Context of Internet Humor -- Afterword -- Appendix -- Notes -- Index
Control code
811409122
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092053
Lccn
2019718596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c9scs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409122
Label
Engaging humor, Elliott Oring
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1. Appropriate Incongruity Redux -- 2. The Senses of Absurd Humor -- 3. Joke Thoughts -- 4. The Humor of Hate -- 5. Blond Ambitions and Other Signs of the Times -- 6. Humor and the Suppression of Sentiment -- 7. The Joke as Gloss -- 8. Colonizing Humor -- 9. Sigmund Freud's Jewish Joke Book -- 10. The Context of Internet Humor -- Afterword -- Appendix -- Notes -- Index
Control code
811409122
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252092053
Lccn
2019718596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c9scs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811409122

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