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ERIC Number: EJ359078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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"A Prairie Home Companion" and the Fabrication of Community.
Larson, Charles U.; Oravec, Christine
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v4 n3 p221-44 Sep 1987
Analyzes radio program in which host Garrison Keillor fabricates fictional community of Lake Wobegon, thus addressing another fabricated community, the baby boomers. Concludes Keillor's persona moves from nostalgia and bitterness to acceptance of conditions of community, reflecting and encouraging a passive, uncritical approach toward community life in an audience that has outgrown activism and is searching for an alternative. (NKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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