Publication details [#61803]

Weaver, Simon and Lindsey Bradley. 2016. “I haven’t heard anything about religion whatsoever”: Audience perceptions of anti-Muslim racism in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. Humor (2) : 279–300.
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De Gruyter


Inquiry of young audience anti-Muslim racism (aMR) perception in Baron Cohen's (esp. The Dictator's) comedy, traces 4 discourses: (dis)confirming aMR perception, stating the lack of Islam as religion or Muslims as ethnic group marking; and one assertion that comedy deploys signs of the “other” for ironic satire. Rhetorical discourse inquiry is used to point out the tropes of meaning construction in each conversation.