The paper defines the notion of ridicule, discredit, and delegitimization in terms of a socio-cognitive model of communication, and proposes a definition of parody as a distorted imitation of a text, discourse, behavior or trait of a person performed in order to elicit laughter. Focusing on the parody of politicians as a way to discredit and possibly to delegitimize political opponents, a qualitative analysis is presented of the parody of a Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, by the Italian comedian Max Paiella: the importance of allusion in parody is highlighted and the function of ridicule as a route to delegitimization is stressed.

Poggi, I. (2013). The mayor and the comedian. Parody as a route to delegitimization. KRYPTON, I(2), 116-125.

The mayor and the comedian. Parody as a route to delegitimization

POGGI, Isabella
2013

Abstract

The paper defines the notion of ridicule, discredit, and delegitimization in terms of a socio-cognitive model of communication, and proposes a definition of parody as a distorted imitation of a text, discourse, behavior or trait of a person performed in order to elicit laughter. Focusing on the parody of politicians as a way to discredit and possibly to delegitimize political opponents, a qualitative analysis is presented of the parody of a Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, by the Italian comedian Max Paiella: the importance of allusion in parody is highlighted and the function of ridicule as a route to delegitimization is stressed.
Poggi, I. (2013). The mayor and the comedian. Parody as a route to delegitimization. KRYPTON, I(2), 116-125.
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