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America according to Colbert : satire as public pedagogy

Author: Sophia A McClennen
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011.
Series: Education, politics, and public life.
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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? This text claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer--all at the same time. Offers readers insight into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political satire, American
Humor
Named Person: Stephen Colbert; Stephen Colbert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophia A McClennen
ISBN: 9780230104662 0230104665
OCLC Number: 670481092
Description: xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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?
Series Title: Education, politics, and public life.
Responsibility: Sophia A. 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,  Read more...

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""America According to Colbert "demonstrates that Colbert's work is also a form of public pedagogy, teaching his audiences to be distrustful of power and fools, and to view all politicians, pundits, Read more...

 
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