Abstract/Details

Humour is good medicine: The Algonquin perspective on humour in their culture and of outsider constructions of Aboriginal humour

Poirier, Michelle A.   Carleton University (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2000. MQ52362.

Abstract (summary)

This thesis presents the experiential viewpoints of Algonquin people who participated in a research project that examined the role humour plays in Algonquin society, looking at Elders humour, healing, spirituality, creativity, family, social, and inter-cultural relations. The exploratory research was framed within Canadian Studies discourse, written from an Aboriginal perspective crediting indigenous knowledge. Areas of discussion included the place of humour in Algonquin society, outsiders' cultural constructions of Aboriginal humour, and influences acting on the transmission and preservation of Algonquin humour heritage. It considered the influences of outsiders' cultural constructions of Aboriginal humour in mass media, and in historical, sociological and anthropological discourse.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Canadian studies;
Cultural anthropology
Classification
0385: Canadian studies
0326: Cultural anthropology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Humour is good medicine: The Algonquin perspective on humour in their culture and of outsider constructions of Aboriginal humour
Author
Poirier, Michelle A.
Number of pages
93
Degree date
2000
School code
0040
Source
MAI 39/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-52362-3
Advisor
Laughlin, Charles
University/institution
Carleton University (Canada)
University location
Canada -- Ontario, CA
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ52362
ProQuest document ID
304588968
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/304588968/abstract