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A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America Hardcover – August 1, 2011

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"A Decade of Dark Humor explores the uncertain intersections of trauma, power, and dissent that have defined the United States following 9/11. Impressive for its depth and breadth, it makes a major contribution to our understanding of the complex role irony and satire play during decidedly unfunny times."

--Geoffrey Baym, associate professor of media studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and author of From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News and co-editor of the collection Not Necessarily the News? News Parody and Political Satire across the Globe

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Essays that illustrate how humor transformed 9/11 politics and 9/11 transformed humor

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