Televised political satire

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In the present study, satire is addressed from a more comprehensive theoretical framework that will not reduce it to a form of literary discourse. Consequently, this paper proposes a bipartite model of satire: the macro and the micro model. While the former sees satire as an institutionalized genre of discourse, the latter perceives it not as a genre of discourse but rather as a mode, which does things to and with genres of discourse. Although heavily grounded in the political communication literature, the present paper bridges humanistic-social scientific divides in order to identify other potential theoretical adjustments which need to be operated in the existing emerging field of political satire research.


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