A decade of dark humor : how comedy, irony, and satire shaped post-9/11 America

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  • Creator edited by Ted Gournelos and Viveca Greene
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2011] ©2011
  • Physical Details
    • xxxv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1617030066, 9781617030062, 1617030074, 9781617030079
  • OCLC ocn679919094


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: popular culture and post 9-11 politics / Ted Gournelos and Viveca Greene -- First responders. Everything changes forever (temporarily): late-night television comedy after 9-11 / David Gurney -- "Where was King Kong when we needed him?": public discourse, digital disaster jokes, and the functions of laughter after 9-11 / Giselinde Kuipers -- The Arab is the new nigger: African American comics confront the irony & tragedy of 9-11 / Lanita Jacobs -- Humor, terror, and dissent: The onion after 9-11 / Jamie Warner -- Enter the "war on terror." Laughs, tears, and breakfast cereals: rethinking trauma and post 9-11 politics in Art Spiegelman's In the shadow of no towers / Ted Gournelos -- Republican decline and culture wars in 9-11 humor / David Holloway -- Critique, counternarratives, and ironic intervention in South Park and Stephen Colbert / Viveca Greene -- Humoring 9/11 skepticism / Michael Truscello -- Rethinking post-9/11 politics. Laughing doves: U.S. antiwar satire from Niagara to Fallujah / Aaron Winter -- Hummer rhymes with dumber: neoliberalism, irony, and the cartoons of Jeff Danziger / David Monje -- Laughing all the way to the bank: Enron, humor, and political economy / Gavin Benke -- What's so funny about a dead terrorist?: toward an ethics of humor for the digital age / Paul Lewis -- Coda: humor, pedagogy, and cultural studies / Arthur Asa Berger
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