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Lame Jokes: Dark Humour in Response to Disability and Trauma

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Lame Jokes: Dark Humour in Response to Disability and Trauma

de Jong, Michael (2018) Lame Jokes: Dark Humour in Response to Disability and Trauma. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A theatre piece was written and performed to examine the researcher’s own lived experience of dark humour as a means to cope with disability and trauma in adaptive and maladaptive ways. Themes of using dark humour to laugh at oneself and avoid feeling like “the other” were examined, as well as how it can be applied to the practice of Drama Therapy. Dark humour was shown to be a powerful tool for healing, but one that must not be over-relied upon, as it is difficult to replicate and generalize with clients. A balance of dark humour and authentic vulnerability are therefore recommended.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:de Jong, Michael
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A,
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:11 April 2018
ID Code:983721
Deposited By: MICHAEL DE JONG
Deposited On:12 Apr 2018 12:45
Last Modified:12 Apr 2018 12:45
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