• An Anatomy of Humor

    An Anatomy of Humor

    By: Arthur Asa Berger
    People experience humor daily through television, newspapers, literature, and contact with others. Rarely do social researchers analyze humor or try ...
  • The Senses of Humor

    The Senses of Humor

    By: Daniel Wickberg
    Why do modern Americans believe in something called a sense of humor, and how did they come to that belief? ...
  • Engaging Humor

    Engaging Humor

    By: Elliott Oring
    "Analyzed contextually and comparatively, humorous expressions emerge as forms of human communication whose implications are startling, engaging, and profound. Engaging ...
  • Good Humor  Bad Taste

    Good Humor Bad Taste

    By: Giselinde Kuipers
    This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke, published in 2006. Using a combination ...
  • The Game of Humor

    The Game of Humor

    By: Charles R. Gruner
    Humor, wit, and laughter surround each person. From everyday quips to the carefully contrived comedy of literature, newspapers, and television ...
  • Humor 101

    Humor 101

    By: Mitch Earleywine, PhD
    "Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from ...
  • Linguistic Theories of Humor

    Linguistic Theories of Humor

    By: Salvatore Attardo
    So this English professor comes into class and starts talking about the textual organization of jokes, the taxonomy of puns, ...
  • Writing Humor

    Writing Humor

    By: Mary Ann Rishel
    The professor of writing analyzes short fiction, sketches, essays, and scripts to discover the secrets of humorous writing and then ...
  • Sweet Madness

    Sweet Madness

    By: William F. Fry
    Written for all who are interested in the mechanics of humor, Sweet Madness presents a general discussion and introduction to ...
  • Semantic Mechanisms of Humor

    Semantic Mechanisms of Humor

    By: V. Raskin
    GOAL This is the funniest book I have ever written - and the ambiguity here is deliberate. Much of this ...
  • The Primer of Humor Research

    The Primer of Humor Research

    By: Victor Raskin
    The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established ...
  • Humor in Early Islam

    Humor in Early Islam

    By: Franz Rosenthal
    This series reprints the best of the titles in Islamic Studies that were published by Brill before 1970. Titles that have ...
  • Conversational Joking

    Conversational Joking

    By: Neal R. Norrick
    "All of us inject puns, jokes, and wisecracks into our talk. This book investigates these and other forms of humor ...
  • Humor Works

    Humor Works

    By: John Morreall
    Increased productivity. High morale. Effective change management. Reduced workplace conflict, stress, and burnout. These aren't laughing matters -- or are ...
  • Isaac Asimov s Treasury of Humor

    Isaac Asimov s Treasury of Humor

    By: Isaac Asimov
    640 jokes, anecdotes, and limericks, complete with notes on how to tell them, from America's leading renaissance man.
  • A Time to Laugh

    A Time to Laugh

    By: Donald Capps
    Argues that humor has a place in religion, that religion should sometimes poke fun and take itself lightly, and is ...
  • License to Laugh

    License to Laugh

    By: Richard A. Shade
    Laughter stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and motivates students to perform. These are only some of the benefits that make humor ...
  • Using Humor to Maximize Living

    Using Humor to Maximize Living

    By: Mary Kay Morrison
    Humor gets very little respect! While references to the importance of having a sense of humor are liberally sprinkled throughout ...
  • Humor


    By: Herbert M. Lefcourt
    In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on ...
  • The Sense of Humor

    The Sense of Humor

    By: Willibald Ruch
    This volume brings together the current approaches to the definition and measurement of the sense of humor and its components. ...

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