Posted by Richard Howells
Quite a number of people have been asking me about the new Borat movie on the strength of the article I published on Ali G over the summer. I gather it also came up in discussion in Ruth Adams’ class today.
Although my article is essentially about Baron-Cohen’s previous comic incarnation, many of the issues (together with the background biographical information) are essentially the same: who is laughing at whom, why, and with what effect?
The full citation for this article is:
“‘Is it Because I is Black?’ Race, Humour and the Polysemiology of Ali G” in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television Volume 26, Number 2, June 2006, pp. 155- 177. ISSN 0143-9685.
It’s also available through the Internet as a downloadable PDF file. Follow the links from:
I know that’s a very long link, but it works from my office PC at least.