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Jokes and their relations

Author: Elliott Oring
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost everyone tells and appreciates jokes. Yet the nature of jokes has proved elusive. When asked what they really mean, people tend to laugh off the question, dismissing jokes as meaningless or too obvious to require explanation. Of those who have seriously sought to understand humor, most have explained jokes as expressions of aggression--a socially acceptable way of showing contempt and displaying superiority.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Oring
ISBN: 9781412814393 1412814391
OCLC Number: 494691697
Notes: "With a new introduction by the author."
Description: xx, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Appropriate Incongruity --
2. To Skin an Elephant: On the Presumption of Aggression in Humor --
3. Jokes and the Discourse on Disaster --
4. On the Structure of a Humorous Repertoire --
5. Redundancy in Repertoire --
6. Rechnitzer Rejects: An Unorthodox Humor of Modern Orthodoxy --
7. Between Jokes and Tales --
8. Freud and Humor: Analytic Reflections --
9. People of the Joke --
10. Self-Degrading Jokes and Tales --
11. Dyadic Traditions.
Responsibility: Elliott Oring.

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"Jokes and Their Relations brings together a number of essays on humour by Elliott Oring, one of America's most insightful scholars of humour. It is a model of what the sociology of humour should Read more...

 
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