The power of a political cartoon.
This was in my Facebook feed courtesy of Boing Boing this morning. Not a surprise, since I had a discussion with a FB friend named Keenan Robert last week after posting a story about why weren’t the other terrorist acts in Turkey and Cote d’Ivoire covered as much. As one person snarkily […]
I share this because I hope some political geography and media geography scholars might consider contributing to the volume. Baumgartner was part of a book looking at late-night humor and American politics. CFP: Book Chapters for Edited Volume “The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign” (Edited by Jody C. Baumgartner and […]
Donald Trump’s rise ahead of Super Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses has been analyzed as a symptom of a country that has outsourced jobs that many white, middle-class voters now scramble to maintain, if those jobs are still available in the places they live. Others argue it is fear that is being […]
It is incongruity theory in action (I only read theories about humor, I don’t name them). “And in a rambling call to a TV station, Moammar Gadhafi ranted about his enemies, blamed others for his problems. He said he is feeling fine and he is willing to go back to […]
I was finishing the references on a manuscript submission for a journal that rarely addresses critical geopolitics (translation: NEVER). One of the sections tries to justify why political geographers and international relations scholars would engage popular culture. The literature is expanding in both areas and expanding to deal with important […]
Wanting to study media using statistical methods and computational platforms? Think about starting your own Research Bazaar on your campus. ResBaz 2016
I recently attempted to crowdsource an answer to the question, was there a unitary Arab Spring? I asked because a friend who has worked in Iraq and today teaches military personnel commented on a draft, questioning the entire idea of an Arab Spring that had guided my selection of cases […]
According the Austin American-Statesman’s Tony Plohetski (see the article here), an Austin city employee is on leave after using a Judgmental Map of Austin as the background for a presentation. The map consists of pithy, off-color, comments overlaying the more typical map content most would expect. For example: RICH HIPPIES house flippers […]
How do we understand humor memes and their role in an increasingly globalized society? Limor Shifman tackles this in Memes in Digital Culture by exploring what exactly is a meme in terms of scholarly approaches and how we should conceive of them.