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Satire and dissent : interventions in contemporary political debate

Author: Amber Day
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amber Day
ISBN: 9780253222817 0253222818 9780253355881 0253355885
OCLC Number: 567195421
Description: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Poking holes in the spectacle --
Ironic authenticity --
Truthiness and consequences in parodic news --
Heroes and villains: Satiric documentarians spearhead the debate --
Irony in activism --
Moving beyond critique.
Responsibility: Amber Day.

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"The use of irony and satire in politics... has become a leading characteristic of left-liberal politics in the new millennium. Amber Day argues persuasively why this has come to be, while explaining Read more...

 
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