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Colbert's America Satire and Democracy

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ISBN-10: 1137014725

ISBN-13: 9781137014726

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sophia A. McClennen

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Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense?America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogyclaims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer - all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features ofThe Colbert Report,America According to Colbertoffers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 217
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Global Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her most recent books are Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (2010) and Colbert's America: Satire and Democracy (2012).

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