Title of Presentation
Date of Presentation
Name of Conference
Society for Values in Higher Education, 92st Annual Meeting: The Politics of Dissent: Satire, Sarcasm, and Spite in Civil Society
Date of Conference
Location of Conference
Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH
School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service
Drawing from experiences in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States, a relationship appears to exist between tolerance for satire, freedom of expression, and academic freedom in higher education. Empowering the under empowered for participation in vibrant democracies and rational public discourse seems to coincide with an increasing tolerance for satire. We posit vibrant democracies must contain educational elements essential to empower the under empowered for democratic participation, in particular, to provide new democratic citizens with an understanding of the role of satire to cultivate rational public discourse in new democracies. New Southeast Asian democracies need growing evidence of dynamic strivings toward empowering higher education and increasing tolerance for satire, as tools for reflection, deeper understanding, and participation in democratic processes.
Puncochar, J., & Faust, D. (July 13-17, 2016). Educating the under empowered for tolerance of satire and participation in young democracies. Society for Values in Higher Education, 92st Annual Meeting: The Politics of Dissent: Satire, Sarcasm, and Spite in Civil Society, Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.
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