Satire and Dissent Satire and Dissent : Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate
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 debate."
- Electronic book text | 241 pages
- 16 Feb 2011
- Indiana University Press
- United States
"Day deftly demonstrates the power of satire as a means of political critique and engagement. Casting a wide net, she examines how such critiques are performed in numerous media and genres, on and off the screen. Day adds an important new voice, advancing significant theoretical insights. This is a 'don t miss' volume." Jeffrey P. Jones, author of Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Political Engagement--Jeffrey P. Jones, author of Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Political Engagement"
About Assistant Professor of Performance Studies Amber Day
Amber Day is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant University.