Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Barbara Plester
    Pages 1-16
  3. Barbara Plester
    Pages 17-37
  4. Barbara Plester
    Pages 67-85
  5. Barbara Plester
    Pages 87-105
  6. Barbara Plester
    Pages 107-128
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    Pages 129-148
  8. Barbara Plester
    Pages 149-164

About this book


This book discusses boundaries for organizational humour as well as the jokers and jesters that enliven modern workplaces. It has long been accepted that humour and tragedy can occupy the same space and that is eloquently demonstrated in this book. Using ethnographic research techniques, a selection of stories, ruminations, cartoons, and narratives of events is combined with theoretical conceptions of humour and fun to create a comprehensive analysis of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in organizational humour.


Functions of Humor Jokers in the Workplace Organizational Behavior and Humor Organizational Culture and Humor The Dark Side of Humor Worplace Humor and Fun

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara┬áPlester
    • 1
  1. 1.Management & International BusinessUniversity of Auckland Business SchoolAucklandNew Zealand

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