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Online political satire is an important aspect of Chinese Internet culture and politics. Current scholarship focuses on its contents and views it primarily from the perspective of resistance. By reconceptualizing online political satire as a networked practice, this article shifts the focus of...
The article discusses the relationship between political satire and changing media practices in the context of Iranian political history. It argues how such practices produce distinct forms of publics with mediated modes of expression of dissent. From print to the Internet, media technologies...
African cartoonists do not have the right to ridicule and offend political leaders. As a result, cartoons that deterritorialize African leaders by taking them out of their traditional zones of power and comfort, and place them in absurd, imaginary cartoon ‘realities’ for purposes of...
This essay presents the viral culture of videos, memes, and websites deploying the tropes of parody and satire as a newly emerging discourse of social and cultural critique on the Indian web. It situates this cultural phenomenon at the intersection of a prior tradition of heterodoxy in India as...
This article explores user-generated satirical YouTube videos as forms of citizen-made, participatory cultural production in the context of post-protest Morocco. Using a combined method of textual and critical discourse analysis, I map out the issues most satirized in these alternative cultural...
This essay offers an assessment of Colbert’s satire that situates his practice within the larger theory and history of the genre. My assertion is that satire problematizes notions of certainty, stable reality, and absolute truth. As such, satire enacts a postmodern agenda of freeplay and...
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