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Never Give ’Em What They Expect: The Joker Ethos as the Zeitgeist of Contemporary Digital Subcultural Transgression

Vyshali Manivannan

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

We move into the realm of digital and ludic paratexts with Vyshali Manivannan’s analysis of the “Joker ethos” as one that “prizes cleverness, inventiveness, and Dadaist absurdity as much as the ... More


Envy: Theory and Research

Richard Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

For centuries, scholars have argued that envy is the source of much aggressive behavior as well as the root cause of much unhappiness, but it is only recently that there have been attempts to examine ... More


The Functional Neuroanatomy of Envy

Jane E. Joseph, Caitlin A. J. Powell, Nathan F. Johnson, and Gayannée Kedia

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter first describes the functional neuroanatomy for emotional processing in general and outlines neuroscientific techniques used to study emotional processing. Second, it discusses ... More


Schadenfreude Caused by an Envied Person’s Pain

Caitlin A. J. Powell, Richard H. Smith, and David Ryan Schurtz

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Philosophers have often linked envy with schadenfreude, in the sense that an envied person's misfortune is assumed to be pleasing. Envy contains features (such as hostility) that independently create ... More


Vocal expression of emotions in laughter

Diana P. Szameitat, Dirk Wildgruber, and Kai Alter

in Evolution of Emotional Communication: From Sounds in Nonhuman Mammals to Speech and Music in Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199583560
eISBN:
9780191747489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583560.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Human laughter is a complex behavior expressed not only in the context of play as it is in animals, but also in various emotional states. This suggests that throughout evolution human laughter has ... More


Shame on You: Schadenfreude and Surveillance

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on audiences' responses to how makeover candidates are represented on the shows according to axes of distancing and self-adjusting identification. It asks how audiences ... More


Pleasure

Nicolas Bommarito

in Inner Virtue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190673383
eISBN:
9780190673413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673383.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter I defend an account of how pleasure can be a virtuous or vicious state independently of any connection to overt actions. After a brief overview of what pleasure is, I argue that ... More


Evil Feelings

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers whether the dispositional account of evil personhood should allow for the possibility that someone could be evil merely in virtue of having evil feelings. For instance, ... More


Audience Phthonos in Old Comedy

Ed Sanders

in Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens: A Socio-Psychological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199897728
eISBN:
9780199356973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897728.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter opens with an analysis of the emotional dynamics behind the text-audience relationship in Old Comedy. Plato’s suggestion (in the Philebus) that we go to the comic theatre to see our ... More


Public, Private,…and Secret

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues the examination of the role and pathways of gossip in and through ancient society. It turns to the genre of curse tablets or binding spells, as a vehicle for the expression of ... More


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