The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

From Comic Asians to Asian Comics: 'Goodness Gracious Me', British Television Comedy and representations of Ethnicity

Gillespie, Marie (2003). From Comic Asians to Asian Comics: 'Goodness Gracious Me', British Television Comedy and representations of Ethnicity. In: Scriven, Michael and Roberts, Emily eds. Group Identities on French and British Television. Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books, pp. 93–107.

URL: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=Scri...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

This article assesses the potential of television comedy for combating racism. It analyses how comic techniques combined with ethnographic insights into cultural difference can be effectively deployed to challenge prejudices about cultural identities. Based on a project in the ESRC 'Transnational Communities' Research Programme, it shows how well scripted television comedy can achieve more than a thousand earnest documentaries in combating racism. This article has generated much interest and numerous invitations internationally, from diversity policymakers, broadcasters and academics.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-57181-793-X, 978-1-57181-793-8
Keywords: television comedy; anti-racism; ethnicity; representation;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 9237
Depositing User: Marie Gillespie
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9237
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk