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Blind Men and Elephants free pdf In "Blind Men and Elephants" Arthur Asa Berger uses case histories to show how scholars from different disciplines and scholarly domains have tried to describe and understand humor. He reveals not only the many approaches that are available to study humor, but also the many perspectives toward humor that characterize each discipline. Each case history sheds light on a particular aspect of humor, making the combination of approaches of considerable value in the study of social research. Among the various disciplines that Berger discusses in relation to humor are: communication theory, philosophy, semiotics, literary analysis, sociology, political science, and psychology. Berger deals with these particular disciplines and perspectives because they tend to be most commonly found in the scholarly literature about humor as well as being those that have the most to offer. "Blind Men and Elephants" covers a wide range of humor, from simple jokes to the uses of literary devices in films. Berger observes how humor often employs considerable ridicule directed at diverse groups of people: women, men, animals, politicians, African Americans, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, gay people, straight people, and so forth. The book also explains the risk factor in ridicule as a humorous device. "Blind Men and Elephants" depicts how one entity or one situation can be viewed in as many different ways as the number of people studying it. Berger also shows how those multiple perspectives, the Rashomon Effect, can be used together to create a clearer understanding of humor. "Blind Men and Elephants" will be enjoyed by communication and information studies scholars, sociologists, literary studies specialists, philosophers and psychologists.

About Arthur Asa Berger

Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.

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Author : Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Data Published : 15 April 2010
ISBN : 1412811058
EAN : 9781412811057
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 204 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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