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Humorns gränslösa begränsningar och möjligheter: En studie av humorns praktiker utifrån exemplet samtida ståuppkomik
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

For this study I use a critical realism approach and the aim with the thesis is to elucidate humor as a socially reflexive tool. My investigation has its starting point in the stand-up comedy arena, which I mean can exemplify a social context where the communication is focused around humor. I mean that humor can be used to create imaginary variations of the knowledge and truths, which we live our lives according to. The asymmetrical interpretations of the socially reflexive tool humor can be used to identify, elucidate, and cope with the diverging truths of life. But even though humor has boundless possibilities to reshape knowledge, it is also limited by the social contexts where it is mediated and by the involved individuals that create the humor or sanction the humor positive and/or negative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2008. , 53 p.
Keyword [sv]
Humor, Socialt reflexivt verktyg, Metafor, Fiktion
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12265ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--08/17--SEOAI: diva2:18499
Available from: 2008-07-02 Created: 2008-07-02

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