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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