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Is Satire Saving Our Nation?

Mockery and American Politics

Authors: McClennen, S., Maisel, R.

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The book studies the intersections between satirical comedy and national politics in order to show that one of the strongest supports for our democracy today comes from those of us who are seriously joking. This book shows how we got to this place and why satire may be the only way we can save our democracy and strengthen our nation.

About the authors

Author Sophia A. McClennen: Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women's Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA where she directs the Center for Global Studies and the graduate program in Comparative Literature.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Politics of Seriously Joking

    McClennen, Sophia A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Comedy U: Lessons Learned Where You Least Expect It

    McClennen, Sophia A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Some of the News That’s Fit to Print: Satire and the Changing News Cycle

    McClennen, Sophia A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-78

  • The Dynamic Duo: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Redefine Political Satire

    McClennen, Sophia A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • When I Mock You, I Make You Better: How Satire Works

    McClennen, Sophia A. (et al.)

    Pages 105-127

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eBook $39.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-42796-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Is Satire Saving Our Nation?
Book Subtitle
Mockery and American Politics
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40521-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137405210
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42797-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-42796-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 240
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