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Good humor, bad taste : a sociology of the joke

Author: Giselinde Kuipers
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2006.
Series: Humor research, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Good Humor, Bad Taste is the first extensive sociological study of the relationship between humor and social background. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, the book explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. The exploration of social differences in sense of humor starts off  Read more...
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Kuipers, Giselinde, 1971-
Good humor, bad taste.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2006
(OCoLC)607791700
Online version:
Kuipers, Giselinde, 1971-
Good humor, bad taste.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2006
(OCoLC)607829319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giselinde Kuipers
ISBN: 3110186152 9783110186154
OCLC Number: 65400230
Notes: Translation of: Goede humor, slechte smaak with revised material and added chapter.
Description: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction : jokes, humor, and taste --
Ch. 2. The joke : genesis of an oral genre --
Ch. 3. Joke telling as communication style --
Ch. 4. The humor divide : class, age, and humor styles --
Ch. 5. The logic of humor styles --
Ch. 6. The repertoire : Dutch joke culture --
Ch. 7. Temptation and transgression --
Ch. 8. Sense and sociability --
Ch. 9. National humor styles : joke telling and social background in the United States --
Ch. 10. Conclusion : sociology and the joke --
App. 1. The jokes used in the Dutch survey --
App. 2. Dutch humorists and television programs.
Series Title: Humor research, 7.
Other Titles: Goede humor, slechte smaak.
Responsibility: by Giselinde Kuipers ; [translated from the Dutch by Kate Simms].
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This book is the first extensive sociological study of the relationship between humor and social background. Good Humor, Bad Taste explains why jokes are good humor to some, bad taste to others.  Read more...

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"[...] Good Humor, Bad Tast is an important book"Elliott Oring in: Journal of American Folklore 2009 "This is an insightful and very clearly espressed study of an important social phenomenon ?humor. Read more...

 
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