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The Ironic State: British Comedy and the Everyday Politics of Globalization

James Brassett


In this book, James Brassett builds on his prize-winning research to demonstrate how British comedy can provide intimate and vital understandings of the everyday politics of globalization in Britain. The book explores British comedy and Britain’s global politics from post-war imperial decline through to its awkward embrace of globalization, examining a wide variety of comedic mediums, such as the popular television show The Office and the online satire The Daily Mash. Touching on issues such as empire, the class system and capitalism, the author demonstrates how comedy offers valuable insights ... More

Keywords: Comedy, Politics, Globalization, Society, Culture, International Relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529208450
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529208450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Brassett, author
University of Warwick