Post-colonial laughter: representations of ethno-racial minorities in humour

drawing by Pia-Mélissa Laroche


14 may 2010 at 6.30 pm
claude lévi-strauss theatre

Round table organised by the review Poli - Politique de l'image

To celebrate the second issue of Poli – Politique de l'image, the review is organising a round table at the musée du quai Branly on the subject of the representation of ethno-racial minorities in humour.

A number of authors and actors have employed humour in the last 20 years to present discrimination and stereotypes through humour. This round table examines the way in which laughter treats the post-colonial issue, racism and identity.

Writer François Bégaudeau, journalist Rokhaya Diallo, director Michel Hazanavicius (subject to confirmation), sociologist Éric Macé and film and audiovisual studies professor Raphaëlle Moine will discuss with Nelly Quemener the place of ethno-racial minorities in humour on the basis of extracts from the INA's audiovisual archives.

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