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Author Frank, Russell, 1954-

Title Newslore : contemporary folklore on the Internet / Russell Frank

Publ Info Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2011]
 CCRI-Prov.  PS439 .F73 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PS439 .F73 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-254) and index
Contents Where is the humor? anti-Hillary jokes in the news -- I could throw all of you out the window: the democrats -- When the going gets tough: newslore of September 11 -- Got fish? newslore of hurricane Katrina -- It takes a villiage idiot: Bushlore -- You can't raffle off a dead donkey: newslore of commerce -- Not-so-heavenly gates: newslore of the digital age -- Diana's halo: newslore as folk media criticism
Note "Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press releases or interoffice memoranda, parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements, movie previews and posters, still or animated cartoons, and short live-action films.... offers a snapshot of the items of newslore disseminated via the Internet that gained the widest currency around the turn of the millennium. Among the newsmakers lampooned in e-mails and on the Web were Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, and such media celebrities as Princess Diana and Michael Jackson. The book also looks at the folk response to the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina, as well as the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004."--P. [4] of cover
LC subject American wit and humor -- History and criticism
Legends -- United States
Folklore and the Internet
Social psychology -- United States
ISBN 9781604739282 (cloth : alk. paper)
1604739282 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781604739299 (ebook)
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