Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin America (Reframing Media) (Hardcover)

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Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin America (Reframing Media) By Héctor Fernández l'Hoeste (Editor), Juan Poblete (Editor) Cover Image
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How online humor influences politics and culture in Latin America This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive Latin American perspective on the role of humor in the Spanish- and Portuguese-language internet, highlighting how the production and circulation of online humor influence the region's relation to democracy and civil society and the production of meaning in everyday life. Several case studies consider memes, including discussions of political cartoons in Mexico and imagery that portrays the mismanagement of natural disasters in Puerto Rico. Essays on Brazil examine how memes are shared on WhatsApp by Jair Bolsonaro supporters and how the Instagram account Barbie Fascionista offers memes as political commentary. Other case studies consider video content, including the sketches of Argentinian comedian Guillermo Aquino, the short-form material of Chilean vlogger Germ n Garmendia, and a satirical YouTube column created by journalists in Colombia. Contributors also offer new methodologies for studying the laughable on social media, including a model for analyzing fake Twitter accounts. Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin America demonstrates that internet humor can generate novel means of public interaction with the political and cultural spheres and create greater expectations of governmental accountability and democratic participation. This volume shows the importance of paying serious attention to humorous digital content as part of contemporary culture.Contributors: Eva Paulina Bueno Juan Poblete Alberto Centeno-Pulido Dami n Fraticelli Juan Carlos Rodr guez Viktor Chagas Paul Alonso Ulisses Sawczuk da Silva H ctor Fern ndez L'Hoeste Alejandra Nallely Collado Campos R. S nchez-Rivera M lodine Sommier F bio Marques de Souza
A volume in the series Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America, edited by H ctor Fern ndez L'Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodr guez Publication of this work made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683404033
ISBN-10: 1683404033
Publisher: University of Florida Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Reframing Media