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America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy

America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy

by S. McClennen


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America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy post 9/11 argues that, in contrast to the anti-intellectualism, the sensationalism, and the punditry that tend to govern most mass media today, Stephen Colbert's program offers his audience the opportunity to understand the context through which most news is reported and to be critical of it.

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ISBN-13: 9781137014726
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Series: Education, Politics and Public Life
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

I Stand By This Man: Colbert Speaks Truthiness to Power The Public at Risk: Dissent and Democracy after 9/11 Proud to Be an American Satirist America According to The Colbert Report: Or How a TV Show Can Change the Way a Nation Thinks Amusing Ourselves to Activism?

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