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Understanding Humor Through Communication

Understanding Humor Through Communication Author John C. Meyer
ISBN-10 1498503187
Release 2017-04-14
Pages 114
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Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings.



Understanding Humor through Communication

Understanding Humor through Communication Author John C. Meyer
ISBN-10 9781498503174
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 114
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Understanding Humor through Communication explores theories of humor origin as well as humor functions in human groups and societies through communication. A model of humor decision by individuals is detailed, followed by humor’s emergence in communication. Elements of humor sources (incongruity, superiority, and relief), humor intent (comic or tragic perspectives), and humor perception (ego-involvement, script awareness, bona-fide messages, and non-bona-fide messages) are incorporated. Persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings involving humor are explored in depth to consider its functions. The individual choice to experience humor is detailed in its effects, as are the social implications of widespread humor desired and invoked in human society. Understanding Humor through Communication will appeal to scholars of communication, psychology, and sociology.



Plants in Contemporary Poetry

Plants in Contemporary Poetry Author John Ryan
ISBN-10 9781317287551
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 246
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Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.



Folklore The Basics

Folklore  The Basics Author Simon J. Bronner
ISBN-10 9781317420989
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 240
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Folklore: The Basics is an engaging guide to the practice and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around the world, it explores the role of folklore in expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and anxieties that often are often not revealed through other means. Providing a clear framework for approaching the study of folklore, it introduces the reader to methodologies for identifying, documenting, interpreting and applying key information about folklore and its relevance to modern life. From the Brothers Grimm to Internet Memes, it addresses such topics as: What is folklore? How do we study it? Why does folklore matter? How does folklore relate to elite culture? Is folklore changing in a digital age? With case studies, suggestions for reading and a glossary of key terminology, Folklore: The Basics supports readers in becoming familiar with folkloric traditions and interpret cultural expression. It is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of folklore for the first time.



Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies Author Salvatore Attardo
ISBN-10 9781483364711
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 984
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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.



Make Em Laugh Take Their Money

Make  Em Laugh   Take Their Money Author Dan S. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780982379349
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 242
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Drawn from 30 years' experience as a popular professional speaker, author of 13 books, columnist and advertising copywriter, Dan Kennedy looks at humor as an instrument of persuasion and influence. Anyone--amateur--or pro--who must stand and deliver speeches, seminars, group sales presentations, serve as toastmaster, or write advertisements, sales letters or newsletters will find fodder here, to be faster on their feet, more confident and adept at being funny with a purpose. The book contains thoughtful insight but also simple shortcuts. Reading it, you'll get a better appreciation for the humor around you and humor professionals who entertain you, and you'll exit stage left with humor strategies and tricks you can use. Even if you're not all that funny.



Understanding Language through Humor

Understanding Language through Humor Author Stanley Dubinsky
ISBN-10 9781139496940
Release 2011-09-15
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Students often struggle to understand linguistic concepts through examples of language data provided in class or in texts. Presented with ambiguous information, students frequently respond that they do not 'get it'. The solution is to find an example of humour that relies on the targeted ambiguity. Once they laugh at the joke, they have tacitly understood the concept, and then it is only a matter of explaining why they found it funny. Utilizing cartoons and jokes illustrating linguistic concepts, this book makes it easy to understand these concepts, while keeping the reader's attention and interest. Organized like a course textbook in linguistics, it covers all the major topics in a typical linguistics survey course, including communication systems, phonetics and phonology, morphemes, words, phrases, sentences, language use, discourses, child language acquisition and language variation, while avoiding technical terminology.



Communicating in college classrooms

Communicating in college classrooms Author Jean M. Civikly
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013103877
Release 1986
Pages 103
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Communicating in college classrooms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Communicating in college classrooms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Communicating in college classrooms book for free.



Humor in the classroom

Humor in the classroom Author Deborah J. Hill
ISBN-10 0398054312
Release 1988-02
Pages 133
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Humor in the classroom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Humor in the classroom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Humor in the classroom book for free.



Taking Humor Seriously in Children s Literature

Taking Humor Seriously in Children s Literature Author Patricia Roberts
ISBN-10 0810832097
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 217
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Describes the different types of humor, introduces titles with writing and art suggestions, and includes an annotated bibliography of over five hundred titles



Humor That Works

Humor That Works Author Andrew Tarvin
ISBN-10 0984889760
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 278
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The author presents a collection of ways to reap the proven human and corporate benefits of humor at work, organized by core business skill and founded on his own work as a business speaker and coach with the consulting company, Humor That Works.



Was This Man a Genius

Was This Man a Genius Author Julie Hecht
ISBN-10 9781439156247
Release 2009-06-16
Pages 224
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Andy Kaufman defied explanation. Between 1978 and 1979, acclaimed novelist and New Yorker short story writer Julie Hecht attempted to arrange an interview with him, hoping to discover how he came to do what he did. The one-hour interview turned into innumerable surreal meetings and phone conversations with her subject; but she couldn't always tell when his act was on. Whether driving recklessly on icy roads or drawing the author unawares into his schemes and Dada-esque pranks on unsuspecting waiters and college students, Andy Kaufman never seemed to separate himself from his stage personality -- or personalities. Was This Man a Genius? is the culmination of a series of bizarre, frequently hilarious meetings. In describing them, Hecht, herself a master of wit and observation, illuminates the enigma of Andy Kaufman's work and life.



The Humor Code

The Humor Code Author Peter McGraw
ISBN-10 9781451665413
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 256
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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.



American Humor

American Humor Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000108695358
Release 1982
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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea Author Alyssa Mastromonaco
ISBN-10 9781455588213
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 256
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New York Times bestseller! If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this... Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion-meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm-there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a "White House official" is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is a promising debut from a savvy political star.



The Complete Book of Humorous Art

The Complete Book of Humorous Art Author Bob Staake
ISBN-10 0891346236
Release 1996
Pages 134
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In this witty and frank guide, 20 of today's top humorous illustrators talk about their work. They delve into such topics as: traditional and unconventional techniques, mediums and tools (from airbrush to toothbrush); the right way to get started in the business; where the money is; inspirations and influences; the ups and downs of illustrating for magazines, advertising, books, animation and other markets; and style... "slamitude" vs. subtlety. Preliminary doodles, rough sketches and colorful final art illustrate the artists' graphic wits, which range from sophisticated to offbeat to downright bizarre. This is work that "takes no prisoners, straddles no fences, and makes no excuses." These illustrators thrive on distorting, exaggerating or totally recreating reality. "With that kind of freedom," notes author/artist Bob Staake, "anything can happen - and often does." If you need proof, just look inside.



Time Of Destruction

Time Of Destruction Author John C. Meyer
ISBN-10 9781483550213
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 261
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Arthur Helman, an egomaniac businessman, is founder and majority stockholder of Lunarcom, the world’s largest electric power company. Lunarcom’s source of electric power is space solar power satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit. Lunarcom’s biggest competitor, Hydroteck, is about to test an innovative power production device called an IPT ( interdimentional Power Transmitter ). The IPT transmits power from the newly discovered Interdimension. Helman believes that the success of Hydrotck’s IPT will ruin his company by providing energy at almost zero cost. He is afraid that he will lose the wealth and power that he has built over a lifetime. Helman built his company to its present state using a stolen ‘time travel device.’ The device gives him absolute freedom of movement in time and space. He used the device to achieve the power he now has; he believes that he must use it again to hold onto that power. At 1:17 PM, CST on July 26, 2085, an unexpected explosive energy strikes the Earth. Billions of people are killed, and only a few Earth cities escape the massive destruction. Caroline Frazier, plant manager for a Helium-three (He3) fusion electric plant in Houston, Texas, becomes a leader that helps guide the way for the devastated world to recover from the disaster. Austin Johnson and Jerry Sheryl, two Hydroteck engineers, working on the IPT Project, become entrapped in a time paradox, moving in time between 2085 and 2245. Their lives become entangled with Caroline and with Arthur Helman, as they search on the Earth, the Moon and on the L-4 Space colony, for the cause of the catastrophe, for a key to prevent the ‘Time Of Destruction,’ and for a way to save the billions that died during that ‘Time of Destruction.’