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Nelly Quemener

‘‘I am not racist !’’ Racism and white masculinity in comedy of the 1970s and 1980s

Le Temps des médias n° 28, Printemps 2017, p. 61-74.

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This article sheds light on the criticism of race in the comedy of the 1970s and 1980s in France. Caracterized by an oustider position in relation to spheres of power, this buffoonery was meant to develop a satire of popular France through mocking the average French person. The analysis of this typical French figure, characterized by national pride and racism, reveals ambivalent effects in the excessive individualization of racism as well as its otherness. It argues that the construction of this ‘‘other’’ racist is primarily a site of negotiation of white masculinity.

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