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The Resource Irony and outrage : the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States, Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

Irony and outrage : the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States, Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

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Irony and outrage : the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States
Title
Irony and outrage
Title remainder
the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Dannagal Goldthwaite Young
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Language
eng
Summary
"For almost a decade, journalists and pundits have been asking why we don't see successful examples of political satire from conservatives or of opinion talk radio from liberals. This book turns that question on its head to argue that opinion talk is the political satire of the right and political satire is the opinion programming of the left. They look and feel like two different animals because their audiences are literally, two different animals. In Irony and Outrage, political and media psychologist Dannagal Goldthwaite Young explores the aesthetics, underlying logics, and histories of these two seemingly distinct genres, making the case that they should be thought of as the logical extensions of the psychology of the left and right, respectively. One genre is guided by ambiguity, play, deliberation, and openness, while the other is guided by certainty, vigilance, instinct, and boundaries. While the audiences for Sean Hannity and John Oliver come from opposing political ideologies, both are high in political interest, knowledge, and engagement, and both lack faith in many of our core democratic institutions. Young argues that the roles that these two genres play for their viewers are strikingly similar: galvanizing the opinion of the left or the right, mobilizing citizens around certain causes, and expressing a frustration with traditional news coverage while offering alternative sources of information and meaning. One key way in which they differ, however, concludes Young, is in their capacity to be exploited by special interests and political elites." --
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Young, Dannagal G
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
Y68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mass media
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Television talk shows
  • Radio talk shows
  • Television in politics
  • Radio in politics
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Political culture
  • Political satire, American
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Mass media
  • Political culture
  • Political satire, American
  • Radio in politics
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Television in politics
  • Television talk shows
  • United States
Label
Irony and outrage : the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States, Dannagal Goldthwaite Young
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The counterculture versus the hate clubs of the air -- Political and technological changes that created Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly -- Outrage and satire as responses and antidotes -- The psychology of satire -- Who gets the joke? -- The psychology of the left and the right -- The psychological roots of humor's liberal bias -- The aesthetics of outrage -- Satire and outrage : parallel functions and impact -- Playing against type : liberal "outrage" and conservative "satire" -- Irony and outrage : wild raccoon versus a well-trained attack dog
Control code
1104214949
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780190913083
Lccn
2019006859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029501912
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1104214949
Label
Irony and outrage : the polarized landscape of rage, fear, and laughter in the United States, Dannagal Goldthwaite Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The counterculture versus the hate clubs of the air -- Political and technological changes that created Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly -- Outrage and satire as responses and antidotes -- The psychology of satire -- Who gets the joke? -- The psychology of the left and the right -- The psychological roots of humor's liberal bias -- The aesthetics of outrage -- Satire and outrage : parallel functions and impact -- Playing against type : liberal "outrage" and conservative "satire" -- Irony and outrage : wild raccoon versus a well-trained attack dog
Control code
1104214949
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780190913083
Lccn
2019006859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029501912
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1104214949

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