WIKINDX Resources  

El Refaie, Elisabeth. "The pragmatics of humor reception: Young people’s responses to a newspaper cartoon." Humor. International Journal of Humor Research 24. (2011): 87–108. 
Added by: joachim (4/20/15, 10:07 AM)   
Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1515/humr.2011.005
BibTeX citation key: ElRefaie2011
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: Cartoon, Empirical research, Humor, Randformen des Comics, Reception
Creators: El Refaie
Collection: Humor. International Journal of Humor Research
Views: 14/684
This paper uses the example of 25 young people’s responses to a Daily Mail cartoon on the subject of gay marriage in order to explore the pragmatics of humor reception. The results indicate that the enjoyment of a multimodal joke depends to a large extent on the background knowledge, values and attitudes of the individual. If, for instance, a cartoon is too threatening to someone’s core sense of identity, it is likely to create anger and alienation rather than amusement. Humor appreciation is also shown to depend on the broader socio-cultural context in which the cartoon is encountered.
WIKINDX 6.9.1 | Total resources: 14563 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Modern Language Association (MLA)