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Chamas, Sophie (2019) 'Laughing Sectarianism Away: The Possibilities and Limitations of Lebanese Satire.' Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 12 (13). pp. 261-281.

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Abstract

In this article, I examine the potential and shortcomings of political satire as a counter-discursive tool in Lebanon. I take the popular shows BBCHI and CHINN as objects of study, and discuss the ways in which these programs challenged narratives of Lebanon as an inherently sectarian society that can only function under the management of a sectarian political order. While drawing attention to their subversive intentions, I highlight the ways in which these shows reinforced the status quo through recourse to a problematic repertoire of jokes.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
ISSN: 18739857
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1163/18739865-01203001
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2022 12:11
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/37924

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