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Race, Representation, and Satire examines the role of humor, sarcasm, and parody in providing audiences with insight into race and racism in contemporary media through an analysis of representations of race and ethnicity in texts, online content, television shows, and comedy routines. Contributors argue that while many minoritized groups continue to be targeted by stereotypes and myths that have lingered for centuries, satire and comedy can be powerful tools for reversing harmful narratives and generating accurate, authentic, and inclusive representations. Scholars of media studies, popular culture, rhetoric, and race will find this book particularly useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781666919271
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/15/2023
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chrisotpher P. Campbell is a former professor at The University of Southern Mississippi with expertise in race and media, media economics, journalism, and cultural criticism.

Table of Contents

Part I: Satire as Opposition Chapter 1: Atonement: What Reparations and Racial Justice Look Like on Atlanta Chapter 2: #ColoradoBorderWall: Mimetic Discourse as Emancipation Chapter 3: Reservation Dogs, Visual Sovereignty, Performative Indigeneity, and the Cultural Imperative of Native American-Produced Media Chapter 4: “Voldemort under My Headscarf”: The Oppositional Muslim Gaze of We are Lady Parts Chapter 5: Class is in Session: Abbott Elementary’s “Step Class” and the Oppositional Gaze as Counter-Hegemonic Practice Chapter 6: Squid Game: South Korea’s View of Itself and the West Chapter 7: Alternative Media and Representation: An Outsider’s Construction of Race on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Part II: Satire, Challenges and Missed Opportunities Chapter 8: Just Jokes? Dave Chappelle’s The Closer and the Intersectional Challenges of Satire Chapter 9: Latin History for Morons: Comedic Revisions and Race in the Work of John Leguizamo Chapter 10: Guess Who’s Muslim: Using Satire to Show What “Islam Truly Is” Chapter 11: The Case of Kim’s Convenience: Cause for Celebration or a Cautionary Tale? Chapter 12: Missed Opportunities: Discursively Dismantling the Hyper-Wokeness of the Sitcom Community Chapter 13: “Polo, Small but Tough”: Arab and Muslim Representations in a Volkswagen “Commercial”
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