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Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape


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Introduction: Still Good for a Laugh? Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape Jody C Baumgartner and Amy B. Becker Section I: Comedy, Advocacy, Journalism, or Something Else Entirely? It's Not Just Entertainment Anymore Chapter 1: The Rise of Advocacy Satire Don J. Waisanen Chapter 2: Journalist or Jokester? An Analysis of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Julia R. Fox Chapter 3: Partisan Trends in Late Night Humor S. Robert Lichter and Stephen J. Farnsworth Section II: Impacting Citizenship: The Effects of Exposure to Political Comedy on Democratic Engagement Chapter 4: The Limits of Attitude Change: Political Humor during the 2016 Campaign Jody C Baumgartner Chapter 5: Interviews and Viewing Motivations: Exploring Connections between Political Satire, Perceived Learning, and Elaborative Processing Amy B. Becker Chapter 6: Inoculation against/with Political Humor Josh Compton Section III: Humor Appreciation: Audience Responses to Political Comedy Chapter 7: The Political Ethology of Debate Humor and Audience Laughter: Understanding Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Their Audiences Patrick A. Stewart, Reagan Dye, and Austin Eubanks Chapter 8: The Joke is on You: Satire and Blowback Sophia A. McClennen Chapter 9: What is Funny to Whom? Applying an Integrative Theoretical Framework to the Study of Political Humor Appreciation Christiane Grill Section IV: It's Gone Global: International Perspectives on Political Comedy Chapter 10: Political Entertainment in Comparative Perspective: Exploring the Applicability of the Gateway Hypothesis across Media Systems Michael A. Xenos, Patricia Moy, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, and Julian Meuller-Herbst Chapter 11: The Causes and Consequences of Affinity for Political Humor Mark Boukes Chapter 12: Freedom of the Press in Israeli and American Satire Edo Steinberg Section V: Prospects for a New Generation of Laughter: The Evolution of Political Comedy Chapter 13: A New Generation of Satire Consumers?: A Socialization Approach to Youth Exposure to News Satire Stephanie A. Edgerly Chapter 14: The Context for Comedy: Presidential Candidates and Comedy Television Michael Parkin Chapter 15: The Ides of September: Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump, and the Changing Politics of Late Night Television Jonathan S. Morris Conclusion: Looking Ahead to the Future: Why Laughing Will Matter Even More in the Decade to Come Amy B. Becker and Jody C Baumgartner Index About the Contributors

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Jody C Baumgartner is Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of political science at East Carolina University. Amy B. Becker is associate professor in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland.


In Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape: A New Generation of Research, Baumgartner and Becker have succeeded in compiling a theoretically and methodologically rich body of work from today's preeminent scholars of political humor and satire. The volume features cutting edge experimental and survey research as well as content and rhetorical analysis to explore the predictors and effects of exposure to political humor and the strategic use of humor by political figures. This important work is a must-have for those working in the area of political humor content, processing, and effects. -- Dannagal G. Young, University of Delaware
This timely volume reflects the truly diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the study of political humor: a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches that update theory and understanding of humor in an increasingly hybrid media environment. That several chapters engage in comparative analyses makes the book valuable beyond the typical US context. -- Lindsay H. Hoffman, University of Delaware
This book comes just at the right time. A critical mass of political humor scholarship has formed in the discipline and we need an assessment of where we stand at the moment. This edited collection provides researchers with a clear sense of what we know and what we need to address with continued research. -- R. Lance Holbert, Temple University

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