By Ted Gournelos,Viveca S. Greene,Viveca Greene
A Decade of darkish Humor analyzes ways that well known and visible tradition used humor-in a number of forms-to confront the assaults of September eleven, 2001 and, extra particularly, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly students from 4 nations to debate the influence of humor and irony on either media discourse and tangible political truth. moreover, it demonstrates that laughter is at the same time an road in which social concerns are deferred or obfuscated, a fashion within which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is challenged, and a way of forming replacement political ideologies.
The volume's individuals disguise a extensive variety of media productions, together with information parodies (The day-by-day express with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Onion), television roundtable exhibits (Politically wrong 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), photograph novels (Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers), documentary (Fahrenheit 9/11), and different productions.
Along with analyzing the rhetorical equipment and aesthetic concepts of those productions, the essays position every one in particular political and journalistic contexts, displaying how organisations, information retailers, and political associations replied to-and occasionally co-opted-these types of humor.
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A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America by Ted Gournelos,Viveca S. Greene,Viveca Greene