Article published in:The Power of Satire
Edited by Marijke Meijer Drees and Sonja de Leeuw
[Topics in Humor Research 2] 2015
► pp. 61–70
Reshaping the Border Zone. An Approach to Satirical Space
This chapter revisits the question of space in relation to the understanding of the power of satire; it focuses on so-called “mediascapes” containing the production and consumption of satirical representations. It is not so easy to identify the public discursive position of these satirical media spaces. As a matter of course these stand somewhere in the margin, while interfering with the mainstream. They seem to involve a certain ‘minority’ stand; they function somewhere in a ‘border zone’, not really inside, not really outside the dominant political discourse. I will suggest the notion of zone as an alternative concept, so as to enable the understanding of the complex dynamics that play around the construction of public discourses in and through satirical “mediascapes”.
Published online: 22 October 2015
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