Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Satire and Dissent
Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate
Amber Day

"The use of irony and satire in politics . . . has become a leading
characteristic of left-liberal politics in the new millennium. Amber Day
argues persuasively why this has come to be, while explaining its mechanics
and exploring its function and effect." ‹Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream:
Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy

In an age when Jon Stewart frequently tops lists of most-trusted
newscasters, the films of Michael Moore become a dominant topic of political
campaign analysis, and activists adopt ironic, fake personas to attract
attention‹the satiric register has attained renewed and urgent prominence in
political discourse. Amber Day focuses on the parodist news show, the
satiric documentary, and ironic activism to examine the techniques of
performance across media, highlighting their shared objective of bypassing
standard media outlets and the highly choreographed nature of current
political debate.

240 pp., 21 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-35588-1 $65.00
paper 978-0-253-22281-7 $22.95

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