New Media, Old Tactics: Humor and Ridicule in Political Protest

A friend of mine living in Cape Town forwarded a humorous advertisement for Nando’s Chicken, a restaurant chain based in South Africa.  The advertisement carried the title “The Last Dictator Standing” and provided an enjoyable laugh, especially for those with some knowledge of African dictatorships: After watching, I started to think about the role that … Continue reading New Media, Old Tactics: Humor and Ridicule in Political Protest