Laughing Matters Humor and American Politics in the Media Age

ISBN-10: 0415957486

ISBN-13: 9780415957489

Edition: 2008

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Description: This book examines the role of humour in modern American politics. Writtennbsp;by a wide range of authors from the fields of political science and communication, this book is organized according to two general topics: how the modern media present political humour the various ways in which political humour influences politics. Laughing Matters is an excellent text for courses on media and politics, public opinion, and campaigns and elections.

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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Tables, Boxes, and Figures
Preface: The "Truthiness" of American Politics
Acknowledgments
Foundations: Humor and Politics
The Influence of "Infoenterpropagainment": Exploring the Power of Political Satire as a Distinct Form of Political Humor
Serious Comedy: Expanding the Boundaries of Political Discourse
More Than Laughing? Survey of Political Humor Effects Research
Political Humor in the World Beyond Television
Political Cartoons: Zeitgeists and the Creation and Recycling of Satirical Symbols
New Humor, Old School Style: A Content Analysis of the Political Cues Offered by The Onion on the 2000 and 2004 Elections
Vote for Pedro: Film Comedy, Youth, and Electoral Politics
Air Amusement versus Web Wit: Comparing the Use of Humor in 2004 Political Advertising on Television and the Internet
American Youth and the Effects of Online Political Humor
Ready for Prime Time? Televised Political Humor
Our First Cartoon President: Bill Clinton and the Politics of Late Night Comedy
Political Punditry in Punchlines: Late Night Comics Take on the 2004 Presidential Debates
A Culture War in TV Land? The Sitcom Viewing Habits of Bush and Kerry Voters
The ABCs of the The Simpsons and Politics: Apathy of Citizens, Basic Government Leaders, and Collective Interests
Saturday Night Live and Presidential Elections
The Daily Show as the New Journalism: In Their Own Words
Does It Really Matter? The Effects of Late Night Televised Humor
Late Night Comedy Television Shows as News Sources: What the Polls Say
"It's Better Than Being Informed": College-Aged Viewers of The Daily Show
The Political Effects of Late Night Comedy and Talk Shows
The Daily Show and Attitudes toward the News Media
Conclusion: Why Political Humor Is Serious Business
Editors
Contributors
Index
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