Index

Dieter Declercq (University of Kent, UK)

Satire, Comedy and Mental Health: Coping with the Limits of Critique

ISBN: 978-1-83909-667-9, eISBN: 978-1-83909-666-2

Publication date: 13 January 2021

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Declercq, D. (2021), "Index", Satire, Comedy and Mental Health: Coping with the Limits of Critique, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 135-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83909-666-220211007

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Copyright © 2021 Dieter Declercq


INDEX

Note: Page numbers followed by “n” indicate notes.

Aaron Mcgruder

The Boondocks
, 4, 102–103

Absurdity
, 55

Albert Camus
, 54–55

Sisyphus
, 55

of socio-political world
, 96

Aesthetic experience
, 64–67

entertainment
, 66

games
, 65

interest
, 65

motivation
, 65

negative emotions
, 67

pleasure
, 67

solemnity vs. entertainment
, 37

Alcoholism
, 26

Altruism
, 52

Ambiguity
, 21–24

Analogy
, 99–100

Anger
, 2

Angry Birds (game)
, 69

‘Anti-entertainment’
, 70

Archilochus
, 32

Art films
, 70

‘Attenborough effect’
, 37

Austin Powers
, 11

‘Avoidance’
, 62–63

Bassem Youssef
, 38, 43, 91

BlacKkKlansman (Lee)
, 14–15

Blaise Pascal
, 76

Blindboy Undestroys The World
, 100–101

‘Brexit anxiety’
, 53

Broad City (comedy series)
, 11, 86

Candy Crush (game)
, 75–76, 105

Capitalism
, 29, 106

Capitalism Must Die!
, 21

Care for others vs. care of self
, 2, 8, 41, 51, 61, 78, 98, 104, 106, 108

Cartoons
, 3–4, 32, 55–56, 88–91, 93, 97

Catharsis
, 41

See also Safety valve model
limits of
, 57–59

Christine-Jane Wilson (Kris)
, 88–89

‘Chronic stress’
, 61

Cinema. See also Entertainment

art cinema
, 70

extreme (art) cinema
, 70

Hollywood cinema
, 68, 96

Cognitive dimension of humour
, 86

Cognitive shift
, 89

Comedy
, 12

See also Entertainment
comic distance
, 88

faux news websites/news parody
, 17

and mental health
, 107

shock comedy
, 15–16

sitcoms
, 86, 88, 95–96

spy parody
, 11

stand-up comedy
, 12

topical comedy
, 17

‘Comic amusement’
, 85

Comic analogy
, 99

Comic distance’
, 88

Comic irony
, 85, 99

and satire
, 90–95

Communicative irony
, 91–92

Consciousness
, 47

Coping
, 61–64

distancing vs. escapism
, 63

emotion-focused coping
, 61, 63

meaning-focused coping
, 64

positive emotions
, 63

problem-focused coping
, 61

Revised Transactional Model of Coping
, 5

troubled person-environment relationship
, 63–64

‘Cosmic passivity’
, 14

Covid-19 crisis
, 74–75, 96

Crassness
, 26

Critique
, 13–17, 21

critical art vs. satire
, 20

limits of critique
, 43–49

and philosophy
, 14

and political action
, 21

Cynicism
, 47

See also Nihilism
vs. kynicism
, 14

Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow)
, 4, 17, 49, 57, 107

David Hume
, 75

‘Dehumanization’
, 36

‘Deification’
, 27

Democratic activism
, 29

Depression
, 2, 41, 55

Dick Gregory
, 21

Digital technologies
, 95

‘DIY’ comedy of meme culture
, 95

Donald Trump

pro-trump memes
, 36

as target of satire
, 32–37

Trump Piñatas
, 4, 33

Tump Baby Blimp
, 4

Dramatic irony
, 98, 102

Eco-anxiety
, 2

El Haked. See Mouad Belghouat

Emotion-focussed coping strategies
, 61, 63, 87, 99

Emotional catharsis
, 2

Emotional dimension of entertainment
, 18

Entertainment
, 17–21, 67–74, 106

See also Cinema; Comedy; Humour
(for) fun
, 18

as aesthetic experience
, 64

vs. art
, 66

and context
, 64

as coping
, 64

as leisure
, 74

media
, 67–68

vs. protest
, 78

vs. seriousness
, 74

social dimension
, 18

as solace
, 61–82

vs. substance abuse
, 63

‘Escape’
, 62–63

‘Extreme cinema’
, 70

Flow
, 69

Friedrich Nietzsche
, 50, 53, 64, 66, 105

Friends
, 86

Frustration
, 2

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
, 57

‘Fullness’
, 9

Functional dimension of diversion
, 18

Games

addiction
, 63, 76

and aesthetic experience
, 65

Candy Crush
, 75–76, 105

Genre
, 61

Handmaid’s Tale, The (entertaining novel)
, 19, 43–44, 48, 98

Health, humour and
, 85–87

Hedonic theory of media appreciation

vs. eudaimonic model of media appreciation
, 68–69

Heroic therapy
, 25–28, 41

Heroism
, 29

Hija
, 10

Horace
, 9, 25, 77

Humour. See also Entertainment

and amorality
, 94–95

amusement
, 85, 87–88, 92

cognitive reappraisal
, 87

cognitive shift
, 87–90

conversational humour vs. performance comedy
, 95

as coping
, 90

and health
, 85–87

humour styles questionnaire (HSQ)
, 85

incongruity theory
, 87

puns
, 87–88

relief theory
, 58

ridicule
, 99

self-defeating humour
, 85–86, 90

self-deprecative humour
, 90–91, 93

superiority theory
, 90

as symbolic empowerment
, 91

theory
, 58

Humour Styles Questionnaire (HSQ)
, 85, 90

Incongruity theory
, 87

Insoluble suffering
, 53, 66, 85, 95, 102, 106

Interest
, 69

Irony

communicative irony
, 91–92

as cynicism
, 46, 103

as distinct from humour
, 64, 92

dramatic irony
, 98, 102

ironic characters
, 8

situational irony
, 93–94

wry irony
, 44

Jan Böhmermann’s “Schmähkritik
, 22–24

Jen Sorensen
, 4, 17, 55, 91

Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner”
, 4, 19, 81–82, 92

John Oliver

John Oliver Effect
, 34

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
, 20

Jon Stewart
, 4, 27, 38, 42, 57, 79

Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal
, 4, 78, 92

Gulliver’s Travels
, 48

Journalism
, 37–39

Attenborough effect
, 37

documentary
, 71

and entertainment
, 38

Juvenal
, 9, 16, 25, 57, 94–95

Kynicism
, 14

LeAnne Howe
, 90

Lenny Bruce
, 27

Lucilius’s model
, 9

Madhouse Effect, The
, 42–43

Magic representations
, 7–8, 25, 32, 34–35, 37–38

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
, 4, 43, 92

Matt Bors
, 4, 56

Meaning-focussed coping strategy
, 64, 99

Medical metaphors
, 31

Meme culture
, 86, 95–96

Memes. See also Entertainment

as coping
, 86

magic
, 36

as media appropriation
, 36

NPC meme
, 36

Pooh/Xi Jinping meme
, 10

Mental health
, 74–77

conditions
, 2

Mental ill health
, 42, 49–54

anxiety
, 57, 76, 85, 88–89

depression
, 2, 8, 41, 55

existential disruption
, 75, 96

neurotic perfectionism
, 8, 41, 105

overdependency
, 76

philosophical melancholy
, 75–76

stress
, 28, 67, 74, 76

Minimum Security
, 20

Mood
, 8, 55, 61, 67, 74, 77, 85–86, 95

Mood Management Theory (MMT)
, 5, 67, 95

Mouad Belghouat
, 38

Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
, 93

Narratives

counterstories
, 97–98

illness narratives
, 96

literary devices as coping
, 98

and moral deliberation

narrative interpretation
, 3–5

narrative thinking
, 95–98

satire as narrative
, 3–4

as sense-making
, 98

National Health Service (NHS)
, 74–75

Negative emotions
, 2

‘Net neutrality’
, 34

Neurotic perfectionism
, 41, 51, 105

Nigel Farage
, 10, 33

Nihilism
, 47

Non-Playable Character (NPC)
, 36

‘Orientational’
, 104

Person–environment relationship
, 87–90

Philosophical melancholy
, 75–76

Political action
, 2–3, 6–8, 13, 21, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34–38, 43, 48–49, 53–54, 57–58, 61–63, 105–106

Political apathy
, 2, 30, 37, 43, 61, 63, 106

Political depression
, 2, 53

‘Political sanity medicine’
, 42

Positive emotions
, 85

Postmodern satire
, 48

Problem-focussed coping strategies
, 61

Psychological wellbeing
, 86

Quality tv
, 69

Quatsch programme
, 23

Reflexive engagement
, 98

Research methodology

artefacts and affordances
, 3, 6, 69, 96

empirical research
, 6–7, 107

Reversal
, 8, 99–100, 107

Revised Transactional Model of Coping
, 5

Rick And Morty
, 69, 106

Safety valve model
, 57

Satire
, 77–82, 85, 105

ambiguity
, 21–24

as amoral
, 1, 13, 18

in Arab world
, 43

vs. art cinema
, 70

as artefact
, 4–5

and authoritarian regimes
, 80, 91

in China
, 10

comic irony and
, 90–95

and complementary coping strategies
, 76

as counterstory
, 97–98

critique
, 13–17

as cynicism
, 1, 46, 77, 103

as deadly
, 1, 27, 32

definition
, 1–3, 9

and democracy
, 27–28

as distinct from comedy
, 18

early modern satire
, 26

emotional impact
, 32, 34, 36, 48, 57

entertainment
, 17–21

fascist satire
, 80

genre
, 10–13

heroic therapy
, 25–28

as heroic therapy
, 25–28

as immoral
, 1, 13, 70, 81–82

journalism
, 37–39

as kynicism
, 14

limits of catharsis
, 57–59

limits of critique
, 43–49

as magic
, 30–32

and mental health
, 74–77

method
, 3–7

and morality
, 94–95

in orature
, 10, 12

origins
, 9–10, 22

and philosophy
, 3, 5, 14

political affordances
, 25, 32, 35–36, 105

political impact
, 28–30

and political impact
, 28–30

postmodern satire
, 48

Roman satire
, 1, 9–10, 25, 27

satire vs. journalism
, 27, 37–39

scepticism about
, 95

Sisyphus labour
, 54–57

as therapy
, 25

therapy reconsidering
, 41–43

and Trump
, 32–37

and truth
, 14, 26, 49–54

truth and mental illness
, 49–54

variety
, 9–10

Satirical coping strategies
, 98–104

Saturae
, 9

Scepticism
, 95

Self-deprecation
, 91, 93

Seth MacFarlane
, 15, 23–24

Sisyphus labour
, 54–57

Situational irony
, 93–94

Social ‘malice’
, 26

Solace of entertainment

aesthetic experience
, 64–67

coping
, 61–64

entertainment
, 67–74

mental health
, 74–77

Satire
, 77–82

South Park “The Hobbit”
, 4, 15, 44–49, 62, 91, 93, 99

Sports

vs. art
, 64

as entertainment
, 65–66, 105

and existential meaning
, 55

as magic
, 31

professional
, 31

Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove
, 4, 93–94, 98, 101–102

Stephanie Mcmillan
, 20–21

Stephen Colbert
, 4, 27, 33, 38, 41, 63

Stewart Lee
, 4, 73, 81

‘Story-making’
, 96

Strategic Air Command (SAD)
, 94

Symbolic empowerment
, 91

Ted Rall
, 4, 56

The Good Place

Chidi Anagonye as ironic character
, 52, 102

The Wire
, 69–70, 78

Theory of narrative interpretation
, 4

‘Therapy’
, 41

Three Identical strangers
, 71

Transactional model
, 61

Truth
, 49–54

Tuck Buckford (Stephen Colbert character)
, 33

Years and Years
, 80–81