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Author Kuipers, Giselinde, author.

Title Good humor, bad taste : a sociology of the joke / Giselinde Kuipers ; chapters 1 to 8 and 10 translated from the Dutch by Kate Simms.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (300 pages) : illustrations.
Series Mouton Textbook
Mouton textbook.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: Jokes, humor, and taste -- Part I: Style and social background; Chapter 2. The joke: genesis of an oral genre -- Chapter 3. Joke telling as communication style -- Chapter 4. The humor divide: Class, age and humor styles -- Chapter 5. The logic of humor styles -- Part II Taste and quality; Chapter 6. The repertoire: Dutch joke culture -- Chapter 7. Temptation and transgression -- Chapter 8. Sense and sociability -- Part III Comparing humor styles; Chapter 9. National humor styles: Humor styles, joke telling and social background in the United States -- Chapter 10. Sociology and the joke -- Appendix 1. The jokes used in the Dutch survey -- Appendix 2. Dutch humorists and television programs.
Summary 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.
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Subject Dutch wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Wit and humor -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Simms, Kate, translator.
Other Form: Print version: Kuipers, Giselinde. Good humor, bad taste : a sociology of the joke. Boston, Massachusetts : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015] 9781614517207 (DLC) 18524037
ISBN 9781501510441 electronic bk.
1501510444 electronic bk.
9781501510892 electronic bk.
1501510894 electronic bk.
9781614517207 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781501510441