Satire TV

Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era

Author: Jonathan Gray,Jeffrey P. Jones,Ethan Thompson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814732168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil’ Bush to Chappelle’s Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today’s class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.

The Power of Satire

Author: Marijke Meijer Drees,Sonja de Leeuw

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 902726855X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 7518

Satire is clearly one of today’s most controversial socio-cultural topics. In this edited volume, The Power of Satire, it is studied for the first time as a dynamic, discursive mode of performance with the power of crossing and contesting cultural boundaries. The collected essays reflect the fundamental shift from literary satire or straightforward literary rhetoric with a relatively limited societal impact, to satire’s multi-mediality in the transnational public space where it can cause intercultural clashes and negotiations on a large scale. An appropriate set of heuristic themes – space, target, rhetoric, media, time – serves as the analytical framework for the investigations and determines the organization of the book as a whole. The contributions, written by an international group of experts with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, manifest academic standards with a balance between theoretical analyses and evaluations on the one hand, and in-depth case studies on the other.

News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

Author: Geoffrey Baym,Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135751641

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 8845

In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news parody and political satire programming appearing throughout the world. This collection of innovative chapters takes a close and critical look at global news parody from a wide range of countries including the USA and the UK, Italy and France, Hungary and Romania, Israel and Palestine, Iran and India, Australia, Germany, and Denmark. Traversing a range of national cultures, political systems, and programming forms, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe offers insight into the central and perhaps controversial role that news parody has come to play in the world, and explores the multiple forces that enable and constrain its performance. It will help readers to better understand the intersections of journalism, politics, and comedy as they take shape across the globe in a variety of political and media systems. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Popular Communication.

Politik und Komik

'Fake-Politiker' im Bundestagswahlkampf

Author: Benedikt Porzelt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643123906

Category: Comedy

Page: 318

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American Film Satire in the 1990s

Hollywood Subversion

Author: J. Nilsson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113730099X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

View: 6276

This study examines how a particular selection of films turned American cultural material of the 1990s into satirical experiences for viewers and finds that there are elements of resistance to norms and conventions in politics, to mainstream news channels and Hollywood, and to official American history already embedded in the culture.

Colbert's America

Satire and Democracy

Author: Sophia A. McClennen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014725

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 1431

Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? Colbert's America claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer - all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of Colbert's America offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11.

Entertaining Politics

Satiric Television and Political Engagement

Author: Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742565289

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 9930

Contrary to arguments that television is detrimental to democracy, 'Entertaining Politics' explores the role of new political television in changing civic culture.

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677534

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 4406

Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.

Dansk TV-Satire

Author: Hanne Bruun

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8771146504

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 5057

En gennemgang og diskussion af tv-satirens udvikling siden 1968 med en beskrivelse af hvad der er specielt ved dansk tv-satire, samt karakteristika af de forskellige former for tv-satire.


A Contemporary History of News in Transition

Author: Adrienne Russell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637736

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 2986

Journalism, what happened? In the last decade, the industry and the profession have been rocked to the core. Newspapers as consumer product are as ripe for comic mocking and satire as are the techniques of the journalism profession. The contemporary death and life of journalism is the story of an historic cultural transition. We have lived through the end of the mass-media era and the beginning of the networked-media era. We took in news one way for a century and we simply don't do it like that anymore. Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition examines this moment in journalism, the conditions that brought it about and the characteristics that have shaped it and will shape its future. In crafting this sophisticated yet accessible study, new-media scholar Adrienne Russell draws on personal interviews with journalists and analysts at the center of the shift, examines innovative and revealing digital news projects, and underlines larger cultural changes that reflect the new news reality. Networked also examines emergent journalism practices that suggest the forces at work and the stakes involved in developments we have all experienced but, caught up in the rush of change, have had limited perspective to interpret.

Satiric TV in the Americas

Critical Metatainment As Negotiated Dissent

Author: Paul Alonso

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190636505

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 3309

In a time of global infotainment, the crisis of modern journalism, the omnipresence of celebrity culture and reality TV, and the colonization of public discourse by media spectacle and entertainment, postmodern satiric media have emerged as prominent critical voices playing an unprecedented role at the heart of public debate. Indeed, satiric media has filled gaps left not only by traditional media but also by weak social institutions and discredited political elites. In Satiric TV in the Americas, Paul Alonso analyzes the most influential satiric TV shows in the Americas--focusing on shows in Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile and the United States--in order to understand their critical role in challenging the status quo, traditional journalism, and the prevalent local media culture. Alonso illuminates the phenomenon of satire as resistance and negotiation in public discourse, the role of entertainment media as a site where socio-political tensions are played out, and the changing notions of journalism in today's democratic societies. Introducing the notion of "critical metatainment" -- a transgressive, self-referential reaction to the process of tabloidization and the cult of celebrity in the media spectacle era -- Satiric TV in the Americas is the first book to map, contextualize, and analyze relevant cases to understand the relation between political information, social and cultural dissent, critical humor, and entertainment in the region. Evaluating contemporary satiric media as a consequence of the collapse of modernity and its arbitrary dichotomies, Satiric TV in the Americas also shows that, as satiric formats travel to a particular national context, they are appropriated in different ways and adapted to local circumstances, with distinct consequences.

The Syria-Iran Axis

Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations in the Middle East

Author: Nadia von Maltzahn

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780765371

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7186

Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the close alliance between Syria and Iran has endured for over three decades, based on geopolitical interests between the two states and often framed in the language of resistance. In view of their strong relationship at a state-level, what have Syria and Iran each been doing to foster popular exchange and employ cultural tools to build an image in the other country? The Syria-Iran Axis examines the motivations, content and reach of cultural diplomacy between Syria and Iran to determine to what degree the two partners have been successful in bridging their world views and political outlooks. By analyzing the extent to which a state-directed cultural exchange can foster bilateral relations in the Middle East, Nadia von Maltzahn offers a unique analysis of the formation of foreign policy and diplomacy in the region.

Topics, Questions, Keywords

A Handbook for Students of German

Author: Petra Hachenburger,Paul Jackson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415194044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 257

View: 9837

This text aims to help improve your fluency in speaking and writing German. Its 30 sections provide questions on a range of contemporary topics to stimulate thought and debate. They also provide extensive lists of relevant words and phrases enabling you to express yourself with confidence. Topics include: computers, the environment, young people, war and peace, and the Third World. Complete with introductory notes on approaches to group work and writing strategies, the book provides a flexible resource for intermediate students and their teachers.

How To Watch Television

Author: Ethan Thompson,Jason Mittell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814771726

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 8030

We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

The Politics of Political Humor

Author: A. Dagnes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137270349

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 9419

This book examines why there are so few conservative political satirists today and explores the consequences of this imbalance.

Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture

Author: Ethan Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136839798

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 7665

In this original study, Thompson explores the complicated relationships between Americans and television during the 1950s, as seen and effected through popular humor. Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture documents how Americans grew accustomed to understanding politics, current events, and popular culture through comedy that is simultaneously critical, commercial, and funny. Along with the rapid growth of television in the 1950s, an explosion of satire and parody took place across a wide field of American culture—in magazines, comic books, film, comedy albums, and on television itself. Taken together, these case studies don’t just analyze and theorize the production and consumption of parody and television, but force us to revisit and revise our notions of postwar "consensus" culture as well.

Intertextuality and the Media

From Genre to Everyday Life

Author: Ulrike Hanna Meinhof,Jonathan M. Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

View: 346

The essays in this collection focus on one of the most influential yet confusing concepts in modern critical thinking, that of intertextuality. They present a wide-ranging, but cohesive theoretical framework within which media communication can be described and analyzed.