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practiced a particular type of all-inclusive stigmatisation of minorities. If we follow the logic of insider satire, they would have confined themselves to lampooning American Jews and the Italian minority in France, respectively.

In contrast, they struck out at everything in sight, sparing no stereotypes, within an implicit humanist framework. The overall thesis is something like : hey, we're all humans here, whatever the shape of our noses.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jan 7th, 2013 at 04:14:30 AM EST
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What's your sense of the word "stigmatisation"?

eurogreen:

If we follow the logic of insider satire, they would have confined themselves to lampooning American Jews and the Italian minority in France, respectively.

Lenny Bruce was deprived of being American because he was Jewish? Coluche, though of Italian origin, was entirely French. His send-ups, in which he often posed as a dumb Frenchman, satirised the French -- with a fair whack at their racist attitudes. I'm at a loss to see where he stigmatised a minority group.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jan 7th, 2013 at 04:49:38 AM EST
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