By Ted Gournelos,Viveca S. Greene,Viveca Greene
A Decade of darkish Humor analyzes ways that renowned and visible tradition used humor-in various forms-to confront the assaults of September eleven, 2001 and, extra in particular, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly students from 4 nations to debate the effect of humor and irony on either media discourse and tangible political truth. additionally, it demonstrates that laughter is concurrently an road during which social matters are deferred or obfuscated, a manner during which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is challenged, and a method of forming replacement political ideologies.
The volume's participants conceal a vast variety of media productions, together with information parodies (The day-by-day exhibit with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Onion), television roundtable indicates (Politically fallacious with invoice Maher), comedian strips and cartoons (Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Jeff Danzinger's editorial cartoons), tv drama (Rescue Me), lively satire (South Park), photo novels (Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers), documentary (Fahrenheit 9/11), and different productions.
Along with analyzing the rhetorical tools and aesthetic concepts of those productions, the essays position every one in particular political and journalistic contexts, displaying how enterprises, information shops, and political associations answered to-and occasionally co-opted-these sorts of humor.
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