By Ted Gournelos,Viveca S. Greene,Viveca Greene
A Decade of darkish Humor analyzes ways that well known 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 impression of humor and irony on either media discourse and tangible political truth. moreover, it demonstrates that laughter is at the same time an street during which social concerns are deferred or obfuscated, a fashion during which neoliberal or neoconservative rhetoric is challenged, and a method of forming substitute political ideologies.
The volume's members hide a wide diversity of media productions, together with information parodies (The day-by-day express with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Onion), television roundtable exhibits (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), photograph novels (Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers), documentary (Fahrenheit 9/11), and different productions.
Along with studying the rhetorical tools and aesthetic recommendations of those productions, the essays position every one in particular political and journalistic contexts, exhibiting how businesses, information shops, and political associations spoke back to-and occasionally co-opted-these different 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