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McClennen, Sophia A
America according to Colbert : satire as public pedagogy / Sophia A. McClennen
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN2287.C5695 M44 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Colbert, Stephen, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Political satire, American
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993 -- Humor
Physical Description xii, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-204) and index
Summary "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 Pedagogy claims 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 of The Colbert Report, America According to Colbert offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11"-- Provided by publisher
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.I Stand by This Man: Colbert Speaks Truthiness to Power -- 2.The Public at Risk: Dissent and Democracy after 9/11 -- 3.Proud to Be an American Satirist -- 4.America According to The Colbert Report: Or How a TV Show Can Change the Way a Nation Thinks -- 5.Amusing Ourselves to Activism?
NOTE 498874
Series Education, politics, and public life

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