Cowboys and Comedy

09.30.2010 - By Sociology Improv

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[1]This week, we have two special guests: Gwen Sharp [2] from Sociological Images [3] and Don Waisanen [4] from ThickCulture [5].

First, we talk about a couple of Gwen's recent posts on Soc Images regarding whiteness, cowboys, and the Republican's "Pledge" [6] and the mythology of being a country boy/girl [7]. (Oh, and vajazzling [8].)

Second, we talk about Stephen Colbert's Congressional testimony. Don thinks it missed the mark [9], we compare Colbert and Stewart, and discuss the complexity of satire and irony in politics.

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[1] https://thesocietypages.org/improv/files/2010/09/album-art-ep14.png
[2] http://nsc.nevada.edu/988.asp
[3] https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/
[4] http://
[5] https://thesocietypages.org/thickculture/
[6] https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/09/25/which-americans-are-republicans-pledging-to/
[7] https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/09/10/race-gender-and-likes-on-okcupid/
[8] https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2010/03/10/vajazzling-revealed/
[9] https://thesocietypages.org/thickculture/2010/09/26/why-colbert’s-congressional-testimony-missed-the-mark/
[10] http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/download.php.mp3?orig=63517.mp3

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