The Cultural Set Up of Comedy: Affective Politics in the United States Post 9/11

The Cultural Set Up of Comedy: Affective Politics in the United States Post 9/11

by Julie Webber

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The Cultural Set Up of Comedy: Affective Politics in the United States Post 9/11 by Julie Webber

How do various forms of comedy—including stand-up, satire, and film and television—transform contemporary invocations of nationalism and citizenship in youth cultures? And how are attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality transformed through comedic performances on social media? The Cultural Set Up of Comedy seeks to answer these questions by examining comedic performances by Chris Rock and Louis C.K., news parodies The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, the role of satire in the Arab Spring, and the groundbreaking performances by women in Bridesmaids. Breaking with the usual cultural studies debates over how to conceptualize youth, the book instead focuses on the comedic cultural and political scripts that frame them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783200313
Publisher: Intellect, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2013
Series: Intellect Books - Cultural Studies Toward Transformative Curriculum and Pedagogy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Julie Webber is associate professor in the Department of Politics at Illinois State University.

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