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Newslore : contemporary folklore on the Internet

Author: Russell Frank
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
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Resum: "Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press releases or interoffice memoranda, parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements, movie previews and posters, still or animated cartoons, and short live-action films ... offers a snapshot of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Frank
ISBN: 9781604739282 1604739282 9781604739299 1604739290 1617039438 9781617039430
OCLC Number: 908140310
Description: ix, 268 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Sumari: "Where is the humor? : Anti-Hillary jokes in the news --
I could throw all of you out the window : The democrats --
When the going gets tough : Newslore of September 11 --
Got fish? : Newslore of hurricane Katrina --
It takes a village idiot : Bushlore --
You can't raffle off a dead donkey : Newslore of commerce --
Not-so-heavenly gates : Newslore of the digital age --
Diana's halo : Newslore as folk media criticism."
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