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HUMOR

International Journal of Humor Research

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Volume 18, Issue 1 (Apr 2005)

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Joking cultures: Humor themes as social regulation in group life

Gary Alan Fine / Michaela de Soucey
Published Online: 2005-07-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/humr.2005.18.1.1

Abstract

Every interacting social group develops, over time, a joking culture: a set of humorous references that are known to members of the group to which members can refer and that serve as the basis of further interaction. Joking, thus, has a historical, retrospective, and reflexive character. We argue that group joking is embedded, interactive, and referential, and these features give it power within the group context. Elements of the joking culture serve to smooth group interaction, share affiliation, separate the group from outsiders, and secure the compliance of group members through social control. To demonstrate these processes we rely upon two detailed ethnographic examples of continuing joking: one from mushroom collectors and the second from professional meteorologists.

Keywords: Culture; small groups; joking; ethnography; social regulation; sociology

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Published Online: 2005-07-27

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Citation Information: Humor - International Journal of Humor Research, ISSN (Online) 1613-3722, ISSN (Print) 0933-1719, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/humr.2005.18.1.1.

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