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Satiric TV in the Americas: Critical Metatainment as Negotiated Dissent

Paul Alonso


In the post-truth era, postmodern satiric media have emerged as prominent critical voices playing an unprecedented role at the heart of public debate, filling the gaps left not only by traditional media but also by weak social institutions and discredited political elites. Satiric TV in the Americas analyzes some of the most representative and influential satiric TV shows on the continent (focusing on cases in Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, and the United States) in order to understand their critical role in challenging the status quo, traditional journalism, and the prevalent local ... More

Keywords: satire, Latin American media, infotainment, television, humor, political communication, journalism, Latin American culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190636500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190636500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Alonso, author
Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology