Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Many Faces of Sacha Baron Cohen: Politics, Parody, and the Battle Over Borat
The Many Faces of Sacha Baron Cohen: Politics, Parody, and the Battle Over Borat (Hardback)
Order Options List Price Online Price Save Availability
Delivery:

To home, business or free to our stores. Click for more info.

     

Available through New & Used Online only

 
Click & Collect:

Order now to collect from 1pm today. In stock items only. Click for more info.

     

Stores - out of stock

 
New & Used:

Our marketplace sellers will deliver to your chosen address. Click for more info.

From £6.78  

In stock at one or more sellers.

Buy - Select Seller

Product Synopsis

In his various guises, the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has threatened Uzbekistan with catapults, driven a U.N. Secretary-General to profanity, and ruined New York's Fashion Week. Evincing shades of Jonathan Swift, Monty Python, and Andy Kaufman, Baron Cohen has consistently demonstrated a singular talent for crafting outrageous personae, a ruthless dedication to staying in character, and an uncanny ability to parlay controversy into professional success. Now, in his lively and often humorous study The Many Faces of Sacha Baron Cohen: Politics, Parody, and the Battle over Borat, Robert A. Saunders explores the striking cultural resonance and far-reaching political ramifications of Baron Cohen's portrayals of Borat, Ali G, and Bruno. In Ali G, a wannabe gangsta rapper from the leafy English suburb of Staines, the Cambridge-educated humorist tackled the prickly questions of race, ethnicity, and identity in "Cool Britannia." As Bruno, a campy Austrian fashionista with a Nazi fetish, he tapped into a wellspring of homophobia simmering beneath the sheen of political correctness.

Most dramatically, as the roving Kazakhstani reporter Borat, Baron Cohen offended the world's ninth largest nation, provoked the ire of the Anti-Defamation League, triggered dozens of lawsuits, and became the subject of presidential summits. Part biography and part political analysis, Saunders traces Baron Cohen's rise from a small-time comedian-one who might have easily been forgotten in the pre-Internet era-to a cultural lightning rod who set tongues wagging from Vancouver to Vladivostok. Through a probing discussion of the identity politics that mold this jester's unique brand of humor, the author navigates the eclectic socio-political climate that gave rise to the cable television hit Da Ali G Show and the international blockbuster Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The end result is a sublime synthesis of cultural history and contemporary politics that aff

Biography >> Biography: general >> Biography: arts & entertainmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Cultural Studies >> Popular culture Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 01/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9780739123362  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Available through New & Used Online only  

More books by Robert A. Saunders

Leave Review

Delivery

Please note for the New & Used Marketplace different terms and conditions apply.

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location1st BookEach additional bookAverage Delivery Time
UK Second ClassAvailable free for orders over £10* or £2.50Available free for orders over £10* or £1.003-7 Days
UK First Class£4.50£1.001-2 Days
UK Courier£7.00£1.001-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier£17.00£3.002-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail£5.00£1.504-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier£20.00£3.002-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail£7.00£3.004-14 Days
Rest of World Courier£22.50£3.003-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail£8.00£3.007-21 Days

* Available free for orders over £10 = When offered a delivery preference choose 'For Cheapest Postage' for our freepost in the UK offer. This is not available on the 'For Faster Delivery' option.

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

Foyles Marketplace

Special Terms on Marketplace orders

Please note special terms and condition apply and customers placing orders are accepting these terms. See our Full Terms, Delivery Rates and Times. Specifically we are unable to accept cancellation or amendment to Marketplace orders once placed.

All sellers despatch within 48 hours, but postage times and costs vary depending on your location and that of the seller. As such the UK delivery price is displayed as a guide only.

Condition Seller Postage Price

Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Better World Books Bargain

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£6.78

Earns 27 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £14.93

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Better World Books Bargain

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£6.78

Earns 27 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £14.93

Add to Basket

Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Better World Books

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£6.78

Earns 27 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £14.93

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Better World Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£6.78

Earns 27 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £14.93

Add to Basket

Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

omgtextbooks

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£16.54

Earns 66 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £24.69

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The Book Den

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£18.46

Earns 73 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £26.61

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Paperbackshop International

Available Qty: 1

United Kingdom

From United Kingdom

£2.95 3-10 business days

£24.16

Earns 96 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £27.11

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

Very nice copy.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

5Boros Books

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£25.72

Earns 102 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £33.87

Add to Basket

Fine/Like New

Sellers Comments:

Close to new condidtion.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

5Boros Books

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£25.72

Earns 102 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £33.87

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Paperbackshop

Available Qty: 1

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£30.17

Earns 120 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £38.32

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£47.62

Earns 190 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £55.77

Add to Basket

Very Good

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£47.62

Earns 190 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £55.77

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

Great customer service. You will be happy!

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

booklab

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£79.64

Earns 318 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £87.79

Add to Basket

New

Sellers Comments:

None

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

More Books

Available Qty: 2

United States

From United States

£8.15 21-28 business days

£79.64

Earns 318 Foyalty points

Price including delivery to the UK = £87.79

Add to Basket

You might also like

Just Williams: An Autobiography
Kenneth Williams
 
From£195.32 Buy - Select Seller
Howling near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and...
Marcia B. Siegel
 
From£77.78 Buy - Select Seller
Gielgud: A Theatrical Life
Jonathan Croall
 
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Edit Basket Go to Checkout
Select Currency: $ £
enCounter Culture
Signed Books and Copies
Animators Survival Kit
Latest Blog
GUEST BLOG: I want my opera house!
01/10/2014

Jacques Testard, co-founder of The White Review, reveals his new project, Fitzcarraldo Editions, catering for lovers of contemporary literary fiction.

At last! An award for Young Adult fiction
27/09/2014

YA blogger Joanne Stapley celebrates the announcement of the new YA Book Prize - and Foyles' involvement in it - and picks out some of the finest YA fiction published this year.

GUEST BLOG: Ordinary heroes
25/09/2014

No.1 bestelling thriller writer Linwood Barclay explains why a teacher or a car salesman can be just as effective an action hero as a private eye or a former soldier.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Version: 1.0.0.17857