Duplicityduplexity Theory


DUPREEL'S SOCIOLOGICAL HUMOR/ LAUGHTER THEORY. The French sociologist Eugene Dupreel (1879-1967) argued that humor/laughter is purely a sociological problem and does not concern either psychology or metaphysics. Dupreel's sociological humor/laughter theory states that there are two kinds of laughter, both of which are social: the laughter of companionship (or "group-solidarity" and "inclusion"), and the laughter of opposition (or "exclusion"). In effect, Dupreel's two types of laughter demonstrate his general acceptance of Henri Berg-son's "mechanization/automatism" view concerning the cause of laughter. However, although Dupreel accepts Bergson's view that the ludicrous always involves something mechanical (some automatism), this is the consequence - rather than the cause - of ridicule that excludes someone (i.e., the consequence that the "victim" appears to be "mechanical" and badly adjusted to the standards of the laughers in the group). See also BERGSON'S THEORY OF HUMOR/LAUGHTER; HUMOR, THEORIES OF; MARTINEAU'S SO-CIAL-COMMUNICATION MODEL OF HUMOR;



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