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Jamel Comedy Club: stand-up comedy à la française?

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will begin by arguing that the Jamel Comedy Club has played a significant role in boosting the visibility of up-and-coming young comedians from France’s banlieues (run-down suburbs) ... More


Islam and humour: more than just a debate about cartoons

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will build on Chapter Three’s focus on comedians whose material that draws on their ethnic or racial origins by focusing on French comedians who draw on their Muslim roots when ... More


Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This timely study sheds new light on debates about humour and multiculturalism in France, and is the first monograph about multiculturalism and humour in France to be published in either English or ... More


Conclusions

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

After exploring the general impact of the 2015 terrorist attacks on French humour and humorists, this conclusion will focus on the perennial question of ‘peut-on rire de tout?’ (can one laugh about ... More


Dieudonné: from anti-racist activism to allegations of anti-Semitism

Jonathan Ervine

in Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620511
eISBN:
9781789629811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter will show that career trajectory of Dieudonné raises many important questions about the limits of freedom expression and the extent to which it is possible to police offensive humour. ... More


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