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Published: 31 December 2019

192 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620511

Bookseller Code (06)

Humour in Contemporary France

Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Modern and Contemporary France

  • The first monograph about multiculturalism and humour in France to be published in either English or French that combines analysis of Charlie Hebdo and French stand-up comedy
  • An attempt to understand not just the significance of the Charlie Hebdo attacks of 2015, but to place debates about Charlie Hebdo's brand of humour within the context of recent evolutions in French humour
  • A detailed exploration of the rise of stand-up comedy in France, and differences between the history of stand-up comedy in France compared to the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Analysis of how stand-up comedy is allowing Muslims in France to increasingly become tellers of jokes rather than merely the subject of jokes
  • Engages with media debates, analyses different forms of humour, and features material from author's own interviews of several contemporary French comedians

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