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Laughter, outrage and resistance : post-Trump TV satire in political discourse and dissent / edited by Lori Henson and Stacie Meihaus Jankowski.

Publication:
New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2020]
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Book
x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Television and politics -- United States.
Television talk shows -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political satire, American -- History and criticism.
Television in politics -- United States.
Political satire, American.
Politics and government -- Humor.
Television and politics.
Television in politics.
Television talk shows -- Political aspects.
Wit and humor.
Trump, Donald, 1946 -- -On television.
Trump, Donald, 1946 -- -Humor.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Humor.
Trump, Donald, 1946-.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"The rise of candidate, then president, Donald Trump coincided with a near-total turnover of late-night hosts, as well as the additions of late-night shows in new formats. The result has changed the paradigm of late-night talk show hosting, in which each host or segment must weigh the political leanings of their audiences and their personal convictions as they choose how to poke fun at or pontificate on the issues of the day. The ways each host has navigated this new terrain of outrage and resistance in their comedy offers fascinating insights into hosts' abilities to use new techniques to continue to inform, inflame, entertain, and satirize, all while shaping their audience's knowledge about their world. This volume examines the communication strategies, informed and influenced by their individual experiences, employed by the hosts as they seek to handle Trump and the fast-moving news cycle that trails in his wake. Examining topics as varied as politics as the carnivalesque, race and gender privilege, satire as education, and the blurring lines between satire and journalism, this volume provides a starting examination of the rhetoric, humor, and political chops these hosts have employed while they use their platforms to inform, entertain, or resist"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Trump vs. Comedy: The Carnivalesque Politics o/Late Night / Matthew R. Meier
2. "There Are No Switzerlands": Jimmy Fallon and the Costs of Staying Apolitical / Stacie Meihaus Jankowski
3. From The Man Show to #MeToo: How athe Personal" Shifted Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy, and His Performance of Masculinity, into the Political / Jessica Birthisel
4. "Jokes Seth Can't Tell": Using White Male Privilege to Promote Diversity in Late Night / Spring-Serenity Duvall
5. The Roasts That Burned: Comedy, Access Journalism, and Resistance at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner / Lori Henson
6. Checking In with the Resistance against Trump's Administration: How Samantha Bee Utilizes Feminist Humor to Advocate for Social Issues / Nancy Bressler
7. Truth, Humor, and a Reality Check: Samantha Bee's `Full Frontal' Coverage of Trump's Travel Ban Executive Order / Jennifer A. Jackson
8. Deconstructing Privilege with Trevor Noah / Kacee A. Garner
9. Satirical Education or Educational Satire?: Learning and Laughing on Last Week Tonight / Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay
10. John Oliver: Committing Acts of Journalism through Dick Jokes and Snark / Rosemary Pennington.
Notes:
"This book is part of the Peter Land political science, economics, and law list."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Henson, Lori A., editor.
Jankowski, Stacie Meihaus, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Laughter, outrage and resistance.
ISBN:
9781433176470
1433176475
9781433176487
9781433176494
9781433176500
OCLC:
1154949855
Publisher Number:
99985973837