Conclusion: Digital Mockumentary

  • Richard Wallace
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comedy book series (PSCOM)


This concluding chapter of the book surveys the changing landscape of the mockumentary through Raymond Williams’s framework of ‘residual’, ‘dominant’ and ‘emergent’ cultural elements. In particular, I argue that the digital mockumentary embodies an emergent cultural form where digital infrastructure provides a democratising space for mockumentary satire. This has allowed amateur satirists to create and share digital mockumentary work to a much wider audience—including media producers—than would have previously been possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Wallace
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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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