Salla-Maaria Laaksonen & Joonas Koivukoski on Clowns, rhetorical strategies and outcomes

In this episode, CCSR PhD researchers Maiju Tanninen and Susanna Vase interview University researcher Salla-Maaria Laaksonen and PhD researcher Joonas Koivukoski about their article ‘Clowning around a polarized issue: Rhetorical strategies and communicative outcomes of a political parody performance by Loldiers of Odin’, recently published in New Media & Society. In the episode, the researchers discuss the role of humour in political activism and the practices and challenges of studying multimedia parody stunts and their reception. The interview was recorded 6th September 2021.  

Here you can read the abstract and access the full article or read a popularized article (in Finnish).

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