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Humour in Contemporary France: Controversy, Consensus and Contradictions

Jonathan Ervine


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 French that analyses both debates about Charlie Hebdo and stand-up comedy. It will examine humour, freedom of expression and social cohesion in France at a crucial time in France’s recent history following the Charlie Hebdo attacks of January 2015. It will evaluate the state of French society and attitudes to humour in France in the aftermath of the events of January 2015. This book will argue that ... More

Keywords: Humour, Charlie Hebdo, Stand-up comedy, Contemporary France, Multiculturalism, Islam, Anti-Semitism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620511
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Ervine, author