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Working to laugh : assembling difference in American stand-up comedy venues

Author: James M Thomas
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through intensive fieldwork lasting over eighteen months, this book demonstrates that the stand-up comedy venue is a dynamic space where social actors contest and reproduce dominant understandings of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Thomas
ISBN: 9780739189559 0739189557
OCLC Number: 893453736
Description: viii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction: The comedy kitchen --
Into the field: the comedy kitchen and helter skelter --
Affective labor and the comedy kitchen --
Affective labor and helter skelter --
Assembling order in stand-up comedy --
Stand-up comedy, urban nightlife, and affective-cultural assemblages --
Coda : soleil --
Conclusion --
Appendix A --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: James M. Thomas.
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The author uses a grounded theoretical approach...The book fills a needed gap in the literature. Symbolic Interaction Paraphrasing E.B.White, writing about humor is one of the easiest ways to kill Read more...

 
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