Ritchie (2011) presents several conversational excerpts from his study of humor use among young adults discussing homelessness. Read the excerpts carefully and come up with your own analysis. Consider the participants as strategic actors telling “small stories,” pursuing goals, activating membership categories, drawing upon schemas, presenting selves, and using humor. Feel free to draw upon additional concepts/models/theories covered in these articles. Draw upon the tools of message production in these articles to analyze the messages being produced among the participants in Ritchie’s study.
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