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Springer, Dordrecht

2017

231, xv pages

ISBN 9783319621890

Contributions to Phenomenology
vol. 91

Religion and humor as emancipating provinces of meaning

Michael Barber

​This book illustrates how non-pragmatic finite provinces of meaning emancipate one from pragmatic everyday pressures. Barber portrays everyday life originally, as including the interplay between intrinsic and imposed relevances, the unavoidable pursuit of pragmatic mastery, and the resulting tensions non-pragmatic provinces can relieve. But individuals and groups also inevitably resort to meta-level strategies of hyper-mastery to protect set ways of satisfying lower-level relevances—strategies that easily augment individual anxiety and social pathologies.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-62190-6

Full citation [Harvard style]:

Barber, M. (2017). Religion and humor as emancipating provinces of meaning, Springer, Dordrecht.

Introduction

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1-20

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Pragmatic everyday life

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23-48

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Communication as paramount

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49-62

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Making interracial humor together

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147-171

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Humor

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197-214

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Interplay among the provinces

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217-224

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