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ERIC Number: EJ1014832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
Humor in Context: Fire Service and Joking Culture
Moran, Larry; Roth, Gene
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v25 n3 p14-26 Sum 2013
Although theorizing about humor has occurred for several decades, scant research exists that examines humor in the broad context of human resource development. Humor exists in workplaces and it is historicized in the professional and organizational contexts of workers. This paper explores aspects of a joking culture within the specific work context of fire service. Research methods employed in this study include literature review that is augmented by critical incidents from the author's work history in fire service. Purposes of humor are explored within the context of fire service, and suggestions for further study are provided.
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Language: English
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