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Trischa Goodnow is associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Oregon State University.
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Section I - The Nature of the Beast
Chapter 3 Chapter 1: The Arete of Amusement: An Aristotelian Perspective on the Ethos of The Daily Show
Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Before and After The Daily Show: Freedom and Consequences in Political Satire
Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Cramer vs. (Jon Stewart's Characterization of) Cramer: Image Repair Rhetoric, Late Night Political Humor, and The Daily Show
Part 6 Section II - Arguments
Chapter 7 Chapter 4: The (Not-So) Laughable Political Argument: A Close-Textual Analysis of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Models of Democratic Deliberation: Pharmacodynamic Agonism in The Daily Show
Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Purifying Laughter: Carnivalesque Self-Parody as Argument Scheme in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Chapter 10 Chapter 7: The Voice of the People: Jon Stewart, Vernacular Argument and Political Satire
Part 11 Section III - Strategies
Chapter 12 Chapter 8: We Frame to Please: A Preliminary Examination of The Daily Show's Use of Framing
Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Breaking News: A Postmodern Rhetorical Analysis of The Daily Show
Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Visual Aspects of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Part 15 Section IV - Issues
Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Gaywatch: A Burkean Frame Analysis of The Daily Show's Treatment of Queer Topics
Chapter 17 Chapter 12: A Modern Hebrew Prophet?: Jon Stewart and Religious Satire
Chapter 18 Chapter 13: The Daily Show and Barack Obama's Comic Critique of Whiteness: An Intersection of Popular and Political Rhetoric
Trischa Goodnow’s The Daily Show and Rhetoric: Arguments, Issues, and Strategies is an important contribution toward the study of an important artifact of contemporary popular culture. This volume assembles a strong, diverse set of voices to explore the significance of this television series. The book not only illuminates its object of study but suggests several ways to understand the intersection of popular culture and rhetorical media.
— Barry Brummett, University of Texas-Austin
In her introduction to this objective essay collection, Goodnow (Oregon State Univ.) asserts The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, an entertainment program on Comedy Central, persuades by means of political satire. In their 13 essays, contributors compare The Daily Show to traditional news; consider the political arguments that host Jon Stewart makes; discuss strategies used to inform audiences; and contemplate the ways in which the show handles specific issues, such as race, religion, and sexual preference. The volume is similar to Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post Network Era, ed. by Jonathan Gray, Jeffrey Jones, and Ethan Thompson (CH, Sep'09, 47-0107), but is of course more limited topically. Accordingly, it is a resource for those maintaining comprehensive collections in political communication.
— Choice Reviews