Satire and Dissent

Satire and Dissent : Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate

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In an age when Jon Stewart frequently tops lists of most-trusted newscasters, the films of Michael Moore become a dominant topic of political campaign analysis, and activists adopt ironic, fake personas to attract attention-the satiric register has attained renewed and urgent prominence in political discourse. Amber Day focuses on the parodist news show, the satiric documentary, and ironic activism to examine the techniques of performance across media, highlighting their shared objective of bypassing standard media outlets and the highly choreographed nature of current political more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 21 b&w illus.
  • 0253222818
  • 9780253222817
  • 639,900

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In this compelling new book, Day manages to not only persuasively argue why political satire has gained such a foothold in our popular culture, but also convincingly argues why it matters. July 2011 * * Saitre and Dissent redefines what it means to agree to disagree and so is a worthy addition to the literature on contemporary satire and poliltical humor. * Rhetoric & Public Affairs * Satire and Dissent is an intriguing dissection of concourse in American society today and its impact on the the politics of the people.June 2011 * The Midwest Book Review *show more

About Amber Day

Amber Day is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments1. Introduction: Poking Holes in the Spectacle2. Ironic Authenticity3. Truthiness and Consequences in Parodic News4. Heroes and Villains: Satiric Documentarians Spearhead the Debate5. Irony in Activism6. Moving beyond CritiqueNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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