The Poetics and Politics of Invective Humor

Disparagement in Contemporary Female-Led US Sitcoms

Vituperation, disparagement, and debasement seem to have become part of the mainstream discourse in contemporary US-American media culture. Zooming in on a distinct televisual comedy genre, Katja Schulze explores the formal principles, media-specific realizations, and the cultural work of disparagement in contemporary female-led situation comedies. Subsequently, larger patterns of (gender-based) invective strategies and conventions that define the dynamism of this comedic genre come into view. Her study outlines case studies of popular sitcoms, like Parks and Recreation, Mike & Molly, and the revival of hit-sitcom Roseanne, thereby unearthing how the shows are able to stage humor as mass-mediated deprecation – a signifying practice with its own poetics and politics.

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27 September 2022, ca. 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6260-3

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Author(s)
Katja Schulze
Book title
The Poetics and Politics of Invective Humor Disparagement in Contemporary Female-Led US Sitcoms
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 300
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-6260-3
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFDT APT JFCA
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC052000 PER010030 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JBCT2 JBCC1
Release date
27 September 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Fernsehen, Literatur
Readership
Cultural Studies, Film and Television Studies, Humor Studies, American Studies, Literary Studies, Visual Studies, Narratology and the general public.
Keywords/Tags
Television, Sitcom, US Popular Culture, Humor, Disparagement, American Studies, Literature, Culture, Popular Culture, America, Literary Studies

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