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Humor in the collectivist Arab Middle East: The case of Lebanon

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dc.contributor.editor 2011 2017-10-04T10:35:34Z 2017-10-04T10:35:34Z 2011
dc.identifier 10.1515/HUMR.2011.020
dc.identifier.issn 09331719
dc.description.abstract The Lebanese people are lovers of the social and the humorous, and the soul of their humor is manifest in their social gatherings, tales, civil and religious celebrations, songs, jokes, literature, theatre, cartoons, and spontaneous wit. In the present article, humor, Arabic (fukaha), in the collectivist Lebanese culture is discussed with particular focus on comparisons with Western humor scholarship. The discussion is illustrative rather than exhaustive and is informed by Western contemporary humor theories regarding conceptualization of humor and its varied forms and functions. In addition to providing Arabic humor terminology and English equivalents, culture-universals (mass media, rhetors humor, jokes, wit and accidental humor) and culture-bound (zajal and Zalghouta) humor in the Lebanese context are described. Finally, the psychological and social functions of Lebanese humor are identified, as are gaps in research and the need for a science-driven agenda for cross-cultural humor scholarship involving Arab Middle Eastern and EuroAmerican humor scholars. © 2011 Walter de Gruyter GmbH and Co. KG, Berlin-Boston.
dc.format.extent Pages: (329-348)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BERLIN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Humor; Publication Year: 2011; Volume: 24; no. 3; Pages: (329-348);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Humor in the collectivist Arab Middle East: The case of Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Kazarian, S.S., American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Kazarian, S.S.; American University of BeirutLebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Kazarian, SS
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Kazarian, SS (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 79960934697
dc.publisher.address GENTHINER STRASSE 13, 10785 BERLIN, GERMANY
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Humor-Int. J. Humor Res.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Humor
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Humor
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 24
dc.source.ID WOS:000295187900004
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword culture-bound humor
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword forms of humor
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword humor functions
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanese humor
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword zajal humor
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword zalagheet humor
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus STYLES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PERSONALITY
dc.subject.otherWOS Language and Linguistics
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychology, Multidisciplinary

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