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The Resource The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen : politics, parody, and the battle over Borat, Robert A. Saunders

The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen : politics, parody, and the battle over Borat, Robert A. Saunders

Label
The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen : politics, parody, and the battle over Borat
Title
The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen
Title remainder
politics, parody, and the battle over Borat
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Saunders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Part biography and part political analysis, Saunders traces Baron Cohen's rise from a small-time comedian - one who might have easily been forgotten in the pre-Internet era - to a cultural lightning rod who set tongues wagging from Vancouver to Vladivostok. Through a probing discussion of the identity politics that mold this jester's unique brand of humor, the author navigates the eclectic sociopolitical climate that gave rise to the cable television hit Da Ali G Show and the international blockbuster Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The end result is a sublime synthesis of cultural history and contemporary politics that affirms the undeniable power of imagery in the global village."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, Robert A.
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baron Cohen, Sacha
  • Comedians
Label
The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen : politics, parody, and the battle over Borat, Robert A. Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-179) and index
Contents
Introduction. Who is Sacha Baron Cohen and what does he want? -- 1. From Hertfordshire to kibbutz to Cambridge : the making of a minstrel -- 2. Da Ali G Show : building a brand as bamboozler extraordinaire -- 3. Personae comicae : the postmodern politics behind Ali G, Borat, and Bruno -- 4. Defining and defending Kazakhstan : the battle over Borat begins -- 5. Learning to love Boratistan : Kazakhstan buys into brand Borat -- 6. Under fire and loving it : the cultural impact, criticisms, and controversies of Borat -- Afterword. The global minstrel show
Control code
000043155133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780739123362
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008025706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231834462
Label
The many faces of Sacha Baron Cohen : politics, parody, and the battle over Borat, Robert A. Saunders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-179) and index
Contents
Introduction. Who is Sacha Baron Cohen and what does he want? -- 1. From Hertfordshire to kibbutz to Cambridge : the making of a minstrel -- 2. Da Ali G Show : building a brand as bamboozler extraordinaire -- 3. Personae comicae : the postmodern politics behind Ali G, Borat, and Bruno -- 4. Defining and defending Kazakhstan : the battle over Borat begins -- 5. Learning to love Boratistan : Kazakhstan buys into brand Borat -- 6. Under fire and loving it : the cultural impact, criticisms, and controversies of Borat -- Afterword. The global minstrel show
Control code
000043155133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780739123362
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008025706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231834462

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