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ERIC Number: EJ936105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Entextualized Humor in the Formation of Scientist Identities among U.S. Undergraduates
Bucholtz, Mary; Skapoulli, Elena; Barnwell, Brendan; Lee, Jung-Eun Janie
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n3 p177-192 Sep 2011
Studies of the socialization of novices into scientific cultures typically emphasize official knowledge-making activities. However, scientific socialization is also accomplished informally through humor. As entextualized humor, formulaic jokes enable U.S. undergraduate students in science to claim scientist identities both through a displayed orientation to scientific knowledge and through the cultural practice of circulating humorous scientific texts. In response, recipients may align or disalign with these identities and thus position themselves in relation to science cultures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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