Show simple item record Smith, Moira 2008-08-11T14:05:48Z 2008-08-11T14:05:48Z 2007-06
dc.description.abstract Humor demands an immediate audience response, but both the initiating move and the response take place in a context where each party is aware that they are being observed (and their actions judged) by the other. Further, “laughter” is too simple a term to describe the variety and nuance of responses available to humor audience. Finally, I suggest that audience actions are informed by a folk theory of humor, according to which responses to humor are authentic indicators of a person’s personality and moral character. en
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dc.subject Humor en
dc.subject Audience en
dc.title He Who Laughs: A Social Interactionist Theory of the Humor Audience en
dc.type Working Paper en

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