The Ubiquity, Functions, And Contexts Of Bullshitting

“This paper proceeds first by reviewing literature on bullshitting. I then provide the definition of bullshitting that guides the subsequent analysis, and include a description of its key features. A brief discussion of the ubiquity of bullshitting also is provided. Drawing on related research, illustrations from everyday life, and social theory, I next explore the functions of bullshitting and the interpersonal and social contexts in which it occurs and that structure its occurrence.” Daniel P. MearsThe Ubiquity, Functions, And Contexts Of BullshittingJournal of Mundane Behavior)