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ERIC Number: EJ675989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-8755-4615
Computer-Mediated Humor and Ethos: Exploring Threads of Constitutive Laughter in Online Communities.
Hubler, Mike T.; Bell, Diana Calhoun
Computers and Composition, v20 n3 p277-94 2003
Argues that humor serves a critical ethos function in online communities created by mailing lists. Connects what humor theorists already recognize as a social dimension in joking to the contemporary interpretation of ethos as a constitutive force. Applies the model to the rhetoric of a university writing center mailing list. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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