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Rees, Charlotte E. and Lynn V. Monrouxe. 2010. “I should be lucky ha ha ha ha”: The construction of power, identity and gender through laughter within medical workplace learning encounters. Journal of Pragmatics 42 (12) : 3384–3399.
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This study explores how students, patients, and doctors construct and co-construct power, identity and gender via laughter within bedside teaching encounters, focusing in particular on laughter's disaffiliative function in these medical workplace learning encounters.