TITLE

Intertextuality, mediation, and members’ categories in focus groups on humor

AUTHOR(S)
Furukawa, Toshiaki
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Pragmatics & Society;2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p257
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper extends studies on intertextuality into a more explicitly interactional context. I examine the actual process of intertextuality where comedy audiences construct recombinant selves through making sense of various membership categories as well as through making sense of a certain kind of comedy. The examination of this process requires receptive research; however, most studies leave the interpretive process unanalyzed. Conducting both a sequential analysis and a membership categorization analysis will reveal that categories are not “pre-formed” but “per-formed” in situ. To illustrate these points, I report on a receptive study of Local comedy in Hawai‘i.
ACCESSION #
55247456

 

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