In the past decade various studies have examined how political humor may influence various political attitudes and voting behavior; whether it affects learning, cognition and media literacy, how it might shape political participation; how people process different forms of political humor; and more. This book is devoted to anticipating and addressing where the field of political humor and its effects will move in the next generation of scholarship, exploring the continued evolution of the study of political humor as well as the normative implications of these developments. It includes research accounting for important changes and developments "on the ground" in the political humor landscape. These include the fact that the cadre of late-night television hosts have completely changed in the past 3 years; there are now more late night television choices; and many hosts have become more overtly political in their presentations. Recommended for scholars of communication, media studies, and political science.
Lexington Books; September 2018
- ISBN: 9781498565097
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- Title: Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape
Series: Lexington Studies in Political Communication
- Author: Jody C. Baumgartner (ed.); Amy B. Becker (ed.); Jody C. Baumgartner (contrib.); Amy B. Becker (contrib.); Mark Boukes (contrib.); Josh Compton (contrib.); Reagan G. Dye (contrib.); Stephanie Edgerly (contrib.); Austin D. Eubanks (contrib.); Stephen J. Farnsworth (contrib.); Julia R. Fox (contrib.); Christiane Grill (contrib.); S. Robert Lichter (contrib.); Sophia A. McClennen (contrib.); Gianpietro Mazzoleni (contrib.); Jonathan S. Morris (contrib.); Patricia Moy (contrib.); Julian Mueller-Herbst (contrib.); Michael Parkin (contrib.); Edo Steinberg (contrib.); Patrick A. Stewart (contrib.); Don Waisanen (contrib.); Michael A. Xenos (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
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.
About The Author
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.