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Are We Having Fun Yet?

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A paper I presented as a plenary in a track on humor and bullshitting in organization at EGOS 2008, Amsterdam.

A paper I presented as a plenary in a track on humor and bullshitting in organization at EGOS 2008, Amsterdam.

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    Are We Having Fun Yet? Are We Having Fun Yet? Presentation Transcript

    • Are We Having Fun Yet? Glumness, Unintentional Humor, and Bullshitting in the Identity-Work of Management and Organization Scholars alfrehn
    • So Stewart Clegg, Mats Alvesson and a parrot walk into this bar…
    • Humor as a meta-epistemological issue Organization studies as meta-ideology (Rehn 2008) Organization Studies and the creation of a “serious” identity
    • What’s so funny? Is humor merely a niche interest in organization studies? If not, why is it written out of most analyses of organizations? What is the ontological and epistemological standing of humor in organization studies?
    • Humor and the inappropriate Sarah Silverman: “I’ve had a really rough year... Lot of things happened... My doctor raped me, did I tell you that? And that’s always such a bittersweet thing for a Jewish girl.”