Feminismo/s

Las funciones competitivas del humor en los cotilleos de jóvenes veinteañeras

Virginia Acuña Ferreira

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2014.24.04

Resumen

Las investigaciones sobre género y humor en la conversación espontánea señalan que las prácticas humorísticas de las mujeres en este tipo de contextos se caracterizan por sus rasgos cooperativos y su funcionalidad principalmente orientada al refuerzo de la solidaridad y/o a la subversión de normas y estereotipos de género. El objetivo de este artículo es resaltar las características formales y funcionales del humor que se produce dentro de la práctica de cotilleo, analizando fragmentos de dos conversaciones espontáneas entre estudiantes universitarias gallegas de poco más de veinte años. En contraste con la caracterización general del humor conversacional de las mujeres en la bibliografía, en este análisis se ponen de relieve las funciones competitivas que subyacen en este tipo de discurso y su papel en el mantenimiento y refuerzo de formas de capital simbólico femenino como la apariencia física y las relaciones sexuales/románticas con los hombres.

Palabras clave

Conversación; Humor; Cotilleo; Estudiantes universitarias; Funciones competitivas; Capital social femenino; Apariencia física; Relaciones con los hombres

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2014.24.04





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