Identification with aggression vs. turning against the self: An empirical study of turn-of-the-century European Jewish humor

Samuel Juni, Bernard Katz, Martin Hamburger

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Self-directed demeaning ethnic humor is hypothesized to represent either a means of self-deprecation or a stance of disidentifying with one's own group of origin. Compendia of published Yiddish humor were examined to empirically test competing conceptualizations of Jewish wit. Results are analyzed in the context of the social milieu of the publication samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-328
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


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  • Psychology(all)

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