Comedy and the Public Sphere

The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the confusing of public roles and personal identity.

Comedy and the Public Sphere

Comedy and the Public Sphere

The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the confusing of public roles and personal identity. It focuses in particular on the role of the theatrical and comical in the historical development of the public sphere, and in this manner reformulating definitions of common sense, personal identity, and culture.

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Comedy and the Public Sphere
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Árpád Szakolczai
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the
Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Elizabeth Benacka
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-02 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert investigates classical and contemporary understandings of satire, parody, and irony, and how these genres function within a deliberative democracy. Elizabeth Benacka examines the rhetorical history, theorization, and practice of humor spanning from ancient Greece and Rome to the contemporary
Dubious Pundits
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Nicole Michaud Wild
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Politics and Comedy: Critical

This book shows how late-night political comedy transformed from personality-focused humor to substantive critique. The analysis includes transcripts from Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report during the presidential elections from 1980-2008, and newspaper commentary about them.
The Political Anthropology of Ethnic and Religious Minorities
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath, Attila Z. Papp
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-07 - Publisher: Routledge

This book presents some arguments for why a political anthropological perspective can be particularly helpful for understanding the connected political and cultural challenges and opportunities posed by the situation of ethnic and religious minorities. The first chapter shortly introduces the major anthropological concepts used, including liminality, trickster, imitation and schismogenesis;
Spectacle and the Public Sphere in Seventeenth-century England
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: J. Robert Browning
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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