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Published: 06 February 2020

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190913083

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Irony and Outrage

The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States

Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

  • Includes a new theory to account for why political satire tends to come from the left while talk radio and pundit shows dominate on the right
  • Provides original data never seen before on the unique psychological characteristics of the audiences of satire versus the audiences of outrage
  • First hand interview accounts of the history of satire as a genre from numerous comedians
  • Concludes with a bold argument regarding the exploitable nature of the logic of outrage programming

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