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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (3): 49–54.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jonathan Wyatt This essay is drawn from the author's book, Therapy, Stand-Up, and the Gesture of Writing: Towards Creative-Relational Inquiry , which explores the connections between therapy, stand-up comedy, and writing as a method of inquiry. The essay is a poetic meditation on being given the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (4): 43–47.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jonathan Wyatt This brief essay works and plays with “ordinary affect” as it flows amongst, through, and between two apparently different milieus—a university workplace and a comedy club. Notes 1. Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007), 128. 2...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 10–32.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Katelyn Hale Wood This essay theorizes how black feminist comedic performance queers white supremacist and heteronormative notions of time by centering Wanda Sykes's performance in her comedy special I'ma Be Me and her performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner—both in 2009. Sykes's...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... about his life in relation to mental health through the medium of comedy—makes a joke about using a magnifying glass to give him extra information to make up for his lost sense. Then he suggests putting the magnifying glass over his lips: “Can you lip read me now?” We laugh, a little uncomfortably. I...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 73–81.
Published: 01 June 2019
... lack of space prevents me from exploring this phenomenon fully, but FHOTG? uses the cover of comedy to revive racist stereotypes of South Indians. For instance, when Lakshmi tells Amit that he only drinks coffee, Amit retorts, “Don't drink coffee, you will become dark(er),” alluding to the colorism...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2014) 3 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Terry Galloway Terry Galloway, a writer and performer deaf since age nine, examines her relationship to theater three years after a cochlear implant restored her hearing and prompted her to write a musical. © 2014 The Regents of the University of California 2014 Musical theater comedy...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., displaying the self on the page, taking a measure of life's limitations, of the cultural scripts that resist transformation, of contradictory feelings, ambivalence, and layers of subjectivity, squeezing comedy out of life's tragedies. 40 However, I suspect that in my case the power of diagnosis...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (4): 95–99.
Published: 01 December 2016
... phrase—“couldn't give two shits.” Meanwhile, a card says “Don't forget to breathe.” There's candy on the table in a Comedy Club in Edinburgh. You wear a certain shirt when you're trying to be a certain someone. You try to get something going: a good laugh, a good cry, a little pause listening to the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2016
... lines with serious implications while making audiences, including First Lady Michelle Obama, giggle and erupt with laughter that contradicts cultural silences and silencing. Positioning “black feminist comedy… as critical historiography” to literally and metaphorically “crack up” cultural “abidance with...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 133–144.
Published: 01 September 2016
... visible victories not only for African American women, but also for producing Black feminist material that speaks to contemporary issues. Yet there are dangers in interpreting simple inclusion as resistance. Kaetlyn Hale Wood's article on Wanda Sykes's comedy quite rightly recognizes the power of mediated...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2015) 4 (2): 8–31.
Published: 01 June 2015
... wants to get to the bottom of it. As instructed by Hilbert, Harold goes to Ana's bakery to conduct his IRS audit while simultaneously tabulating the comic and tragic moments of their interaction to try and figure out whether he is living a comedy or a tragedy. After a long, frustrating day of...