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dc.contributor.authorDanelo, Matthew James
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:05:42Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:05:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.otherdanelo_matthew_j_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/danelo_matthew_j_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29016
dc.description.abstractThis is a historical study of political satire in comedy variety shows on American television in the year 1968. It analyzes the dialogic content of episodes of non-narrative television shows that aired that year, with a primary focus on The Carol Burnett Show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and The Smothers’ Brothers Comedy Hour. The year 1968 was a particularly tumultuous one in American cultural history, and therefore provided a cross sectional representation of cultural change. While analyzing the dialogic properties of these media texts through a Bakhtinian theoretical lens, three interconnected themes emerged. They were issues of race, gender, and sexuality; issues of war and politics; and issues of cultural changes in youth. These themes emerged in humorous sketches and jokes, which were utterances that reflected cultural shifts in the broad American viewership at that time.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSatire
dc.subjectcomedy
dc.subjecttelevision
dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjectBakhtin
dc.subject1968
dc.subjectLaugh-In
dc.subjectSmothers brothers
dc.subjectCarol Burnett
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectrace
dc.subjectwar
dc.subjectpolitics
dc.subjectyouth culture
dc.subjectgeneration gap
dc.titleAnd they laughed
dc.title.alternativeTV, satire, and social change in 1968 America
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorMass Communication
dc.description.advisorJanice Hume
dc.description.committeeJanice Hume
dc.description.committeeBarry Hollander
dc.description.committeeValerie Boyd
dc.description.committeeCarolina Acosta-Alzuru


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