The Power of Satire

///The Power of Satire

The Power of Satire

The Power of Satire (Topics in Humor Research)
by Marijke Meijer Drees (Editor), Sonja de Leeuw (Editor)

Satire is clearly one of today’s most controversial socio-cultural topics. In this edited volume, The Power of Satire, it is studied for the first time as a dynamic, discursive mode of performance with the power of crossing and contesting cultural boundaries. The collected essays reflect the fundamental shift from literary satire or straightforward literary rhetoric with a relatively limited societal impact, to satire’s multi-mediality in the transnational public space where it can cause intercultural clashes and negotiations on a large scale. An appropriate set of heuristic themes – space, target, rhetoric, media, time – serves as the analytical framework for the investigations and determines the organization of the book as a whole. The contributions, written by an international group of experts with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, manifest academic standards with a balance between theoretical analyses and evaluations on the one hand, and in-depth case studies on the other.

Product Details
Series: Topics in Humor Research (Book 2)
Hardcover: 290 pages
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company (October 22, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 902720229X
ISBN-13: 978-9027202291
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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