Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology

Sub-Project F06

Humor in social movements (1975-86): Dis-ordering und re-ordering by affective strategies of diagnosis and mobilization

Project Term July 2015 till June 2019
Head of Project Prof. Dr. Monique Scheer
monique.scheerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de
Research Associate Henning Hahn, M.A.
ernst-henning.petersspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

This project investigates two pivotal protest movements from the 1970s/1980s (the peace and anti-nuclear movement, feminism) with a particular question in mind: what role did humor play? Chief among the objects of investigation is the relationship between two of humor’s functions qua social cement: one is outwardly directed, i.e. subversive; the other acts inwardly. Light will additionally be shed on the role of emotions in mobilization performances and mobilization strategies.