A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

The Politics of Political Humor A. Dagnes. A Conservative Walks Into a Bar A Conservative Walks Into a Bar The PoliticsofPolitical Humor Alison.

Author: A. Dagnes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137270344

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Conservative critics argue that modern political satire, in the age of The Daily Show, has a liberal bias. A quick review of the humor landscape shows that there are very few conservative political satirists, and using personal interviews with political humorists this book explains why. The book explores the history of satire, the comedy profession, and the nature of satire itself to examine why there is an ideological imbalance in political humor and it explores the consequences of this disparity. This book will appeal to Daily Show and Colbert fans, political junkies, and anyone interested in the intersection of politics and media.
Categories: Political Science

Political Satire Postmodern Reality and the Trump Presidency

Political Satire  Postmodern Reality  and the Trump Presidency

Samuel J. Thomas, “Mugwump Cartoonists, the Papacy, and Tammany Hall in America's Gilded Age.” Religion and American Culture 14, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 213–14. 99. Alison Dagnes, A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political ...

Author: Mehnaaz Momen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498592758

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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This book is an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of the takeover of politics by entertainment. The author looks for answers in the parallel evolution of satire, the media, and politics, and how each has influenced the other and the implications of this interconnectedness for political discourse.
Categories: Political Science

America Walks into a Bar

America Walks into a Bar

The gay bars in which these networks were established, proliferated— much to McCarthy's chagrin—in the post-war period ... 5 In the conservative climate of the 1950s, however, police forces consistently raided any place that came to be ...

Author: Christine Sismondo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752931

Category: History

Page: 336

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When George Washington bade farewell to his officers, he did so in New York's Fraunces Tavern. When Andrew Jackson planned his defense of New Orleans against the British in 1815, he met Jean Lafitte in a grog shop. And when John Wilkes Booth plotted with his accomplices to carry out an assassination, they gathered in Surratt Tavern. In America Walks into a Bar, Christine Sismondo recounts the rich and fascinating history of an institution often reviled, yet always central to American life. She traces the tavern from England to New England, showing how even the Puritans valued "a good Beere." With fast-paced narration and lively characters, she carries the story through the twentieth century and beyond, from repeated struggles over licensing and Sunday liquor sales, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the temperance movement, from attempts to ban "treating" to Prohibition and repeal. As the cockpit of organized crime, politics, and everyday social life, the bar has remained vital--and controversial--down to the present. In 2006, when the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act was passed, a rider excluded bars from applying for aid or tax breaks on the grounds that they contributed nothing to the community. Sismondo proves otherwise: the bar has contributed everything to the American story. Now in paperback, Sismondo's heady cocktail of agile prose and telling anecdotes offers a resounding toast to taprooms, taverns, saloons, speakeasies, and the local hangout where everybody knows your name.
Categories: History

Irony and Outrage

Irony and Outrage

The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States Dannagal Goldthwaite Young, Dannagal G. Young. 31. Raven, J. (2003). ... A conservative walks into a bar: The politics of political humor.

Author: Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190913083

Category: Mass media

Page: 288

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This text explores the aesthetics, underlying logics, and histories of two seemingly distinct genres - liberal political satire and conservative opinion talk - making the case that they should be thought of as the logical extensions of the psychology of the left and right, respectively.
Categories: Mass media

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape

Christian Science Monitor, February 15, 2017. For a longer-term perspective on partisanship and political comedy, see Alison Dagnes, A Conservative Walks into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Author: Jody C Baumgartner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498565097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This book is devoted to anticipating and addressing where the field of political humor and its effects will move in the next generation of scholarship, exploring the continued evolution of the study of political humor as well as the normative implications of these developments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Satire The State

Satire   The State

and I swear to God I will lock myself in the Oval Office and not come out for four years. ... Alison Dagnes argues in her book on conservative humor A Conservative Walks Into a Bar, Conservatism supports institutions and satire aims to ...

Author: Matt Fotis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429807305

Category: Humor

Page: 290

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Satire & The State focuses on performance-based satire, most often seen in sketch comedy, from 1960 to the present, and explores how sketch comedy has shaped the way Americans view the president and themselves. Numerous sketch comedy portrayals of presidents that have seeped into the American consciousness – Chevy Chase’s Gerald Ford, Dana Carvey’s George H.W. Bush, and Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush all worked to shape the actual politician’s public persona. The book analyzes these sketches and many others, illustrating how comedy is at the heart of the health and function of American democracy. At its best, satire aimed at the presidency can work as a populist check on executive power, becoming one of the most important weapons for everyday Americans against tyranny and political corruption. At its worst, satire can reflect and promote racism, misogyny, and homophobia in America. Written for students of Theatre, Performance, Political Science, and Media Studies courses, as well as readers with an interest in political comedy, Satire & The State offers a deeper understanding of the relationship between comedy and the presidency, and the ways in which satire becomes a window into the culture, principles, and beliefs of a country.
Categories: Humor

Standing Up Speaking Out

Standing Up  Speaking Out

While many conservative complaints are informed by constructed boogeymen and prejudiced myopia, characterizing them as rooted in resentment plays into a narrative of ... A conservative walks into a bar: The politics of political humor.

Author: Matthew R. Meier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317328940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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In recent decades, some of the most celebrated and culturally influential American oratorical performances have come not from political leaders or religious visionaries, but from stand-up comics. Even though comedy and satire have been addressed by rhetorical scholarship in recent decades, little attention has been paid to stand-up. This collection is an attempt to further cultivate the growing conversation about stand-up comedy from the perspective of the rhetorical tradition. It brings together literatures from rhetorical, cultural, and humor studies to provide a unique exploration of stand-up comedy that both argues on behalf of the form’s capacity for social change and attempts to draw attention to a series of otherwise unrecognized rhetors who have made significant contributions to public culture through comedy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Politics of British Stand up Comedy

The Politics of British Stand up Comedy

Radio 4 Comedy, had made a guest appearance to respond to complaints about left-wing bias in one of her channel's prime time programmes: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. ... 8 Dagnes, A Conservative Walks into a Bar, 148.

Author: Sophie Quirk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030011055

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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This Palgrave Pivot questions how a new generation of alternative stand-up comedians and the political world continue to shape and influence each other. The Alternative Comedy Movement of the late 1970s and 1980s can be described as a time of unruly experimentation and left-wing radicalism. This book examines how alternative comedians continue to celebrate these characteristics in the twenty-first century, while also moving into a distinct phase of artistic development as the political context of the 1970s and 1980s loses its immediacy. Sophie Quirk draws on original interviews with comedians including Tom Allen, Josie Long, John-Luke Roberts and Tony Law to chart how alternative comedians are shaped by, and in turn respond to, contemporary political challenges from neoliberalism to Brexit, class controversy to commercialism. She argues that many of our assumptions about comedy’s politics must be challenged and updated. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the working methods and values of today’s alternative comedians.
Categories: Performing Arts

American Political Humor Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U S Policy and Culture 2 volumes

American Political Humor  Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U S  Policy and Culture  2 volumes

In 2003, Russell was a recipient of the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame Buffalo Bob prize, which is awarded to a native ... Alison Dagnes, the author of A Conservative Walks into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor, explains that, ...

Author: Jody C. Baumgartner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

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This two-volume set surveys the profound impact that political humor and satire have had on American culture and politics over the years, paying special attention to the explosion of political humor in today's wide-ranging and turbulent media environment. • Documents the history of political humor in the United States in all of its many forms, with the bulk of coverage weighted toward contemporary political satire and satirists • Covers writers, cartoonists, radio personalities, television and movie performers, and internet celebrities • Profiles influential television programs, movies, and other forms of entertainment that have made their mark on American politics and culture • Includes a chronology of events
Categories: Literary Criticism

Small Screen Big Feels

Small Screen  Big Feels

Alison Dagnes, A Conservative Walks into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). 130. For a discussion on the ways in which 4chan users employed humor as a strategy for political disruption during ...

Author: Melissa Ames

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813180090

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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While television has always played a role in recording and curating history, shaping cultural memory, and influencing public sentiment, the changing nature of the medium in the post-network era finds viewers experiencing and participating in this process in new ways. They skim through commercials, live tweet press conferences and award shows, and tune into reality shows to escape reality. This new era, defined by the heightened anxiety and fear ushered in by 9/11, has been documented by our media consumption, production, and reaction. In Small Screen, Big Feels, Melissa Ames asserts that TV has been instrumental in cultivating a shared memory of emotionally charged events unfolding in the United States since September 11, 2001. She analyzes specific shows and genres to illustrate the ways in which cultural fears are embedded into our entertainment in series such as The Walking Dead and Lost or critiqued through programs like The Daily Show. In the final section of the book, Ames provides three audience studies that showcase how viewers consume and circulate emotions in the post-network era: analyses of live tweets from Shonda Rhimes's drama, How to Get Away with Murder (2010–2020), ABC's reality franchises, The Bachelor (2002–present) and The Bachelorette (2003–present), and political coverage of the 2016 Presidential Debates. Though film has been closely studied through the lens of affect theory, little research has been done to apply the same methods to television. Engaging an impressively wide range of texts, genres, media, and formats, Ames offers a trenchant analysis of how televisual programming in the United States responded to and reinforced a cultural climate grounded in fear and anxiety.
Categories: Social Science