Laughing Matters: Humor and American Politics in the Media Age

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Jody C. Baumgartner, Jonathan S. Morris
Routledge, 2008 - Humor - 362 pages
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This book examines the role of humor in modern American politics.

Written by a wide range of authors from the fields of political science and communication, this book is organized according to two general topics:

  • how the modern media present political humor
  • the various ways in which political humor influences politics.

Laughing Matters is an excellent text for courses on media and politics, public opinion, and campaigns and elections.

 

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Contents

II Political Humor in the World Beyond Television
65
III Ready for Prime Time? Televised Political Humor
149
IV Does It Really Matter? The Effects of Late Night Televised Humor
261
Editors
343
Contributors
345
Index
355
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Jody Baumgartner is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University.

Jonathan S. Morris is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University.

 

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