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(Re-)presenting Islam: A comparative study of groups of comedians in the United States of America and France

Ervine, J. (2013) (Re-)presenting Islam: A comparative study of groups of comedians in the United States of America and France. Performing Islam, 2 (1). DOI: 10.1386/pi.2.1.89_1

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Abstract

Over the last few years, humour has provided many Muslims with a means of seeking to establish a positive sense of self-identity, as well as a means of challenging misconceptions and fears of Islam in a wide variety of countries on both sides of the Atlantic. This article brings together two interviews with performers who use comedy to engage with perceptions of Islam and (re-)present Muslims in a generally non-threatening and everyday context. It compares and contrasts atrio of American stand-up comedians who tour under the name �Allah Made Me Funny� and the two French performers who created �� part ça tout va bien�/�Apart from that everything�s fine�, a humorous web series in France. The interviews provide an insight into processes of identity negotiation and (re)presentation by performers based in countries with very differing approaches to multiculturalism and diversity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Arts and Humanities > School of Modern Languages
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2015 02:12
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2015 02:12
ISSN: 2043-1015
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5539
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1386/pi.2.1.89_1
Publisher: Intellect
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