Comedy and Social Science: Towards a Methodology of Funny by Cate Watson

By Cate Watson

While there were many sociological and mental stories of humor, few can declare to be humorous. Humor might be considered as a sound subject for social scientists, yet more often than not, they current their examine really heavily. In academia, humor has a tendency to be trivialized and pushed aside. this can be greater than only a ignored chance for differently fun-loving teachers. In literature, it really is without difficulty authorised that comedy is crucial to the human situation. to disregard humor is to reject a in all likelihood insightful methodological process, because the funny worldview offers specific possibilities for investigating the social. This publication constitutes a distinct source, featuring chapters on irony, satire and parody as instruments for research and technique of illustration, in addition to contemplating humor within the behavior of study, and providing suggestions on getting released. via offering examples from around the social sciences, the e-book seeks to cajole and encourage instead of to prescribe an strategy – a closure which might (ironically) be inimical to the multiplicity and ambiguity which characterizes funny examine and lends it its unique edge.

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