Turkish German Muslims and Comedy Entertainment

Settling into Mainstream Culture in the 21st Century

Benjamin Nickl

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"Muslim integration in German society, or Europe in general, is a challenge. But the pop culture industry and humour can make a difference and really make a change.", Benjamin Nickl

Turkish German comedy culture and the lived realities of Turkish Muslims in Germany

Comedy entertainment is a powerful arena for serious public engagement with questions of German national identity and Turkish German migration. The German majority society and its largest labour migrant community have been asking for decades what it means to be German and what it means for Turkish Germans, Muslims of the second and third generations, to call Germany their home. Benjamin Nickl examines through the social pragmatics of humour the dynamics that underpin these questions in the still-evolving popular culture space of German mainstream humour in the 21st century. The first book-length study on the topic to combine close readings of film, television, literary and online comedy, and transnational culture studies, Turkish German Muslims and Comedy Entertainment presents the argument that Turkish German humour has moved from margin to mainstream by intervening in cultural incompatibility and Islamophobia discourse.

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Preface

INTRODUCTION
Finding a Voice of Their Own

CHAPTER I
Germanness, Othering and Ethnic Comedy 

CHAPTER II
Clash Films 

CHAPTER II
Television Narratives of Ottoman Invasion and Cohabitation 

CHAPTER IV
Bridget Jones’s Halal Diary 

CHAPTER V
Funny Online Kanakism 

CHAPTER VI
Settling into “Post-Migrant” Mainstream Culture 

CONCLUSION 
European Muslims’ Issues: Turkish German Comedy in a Global Entertainment and Identity Politics Framework

Notes 
References 

Format: Edited volume - free ebook - ePUB

Size: 240 × 160 mm

217 pages

ISBN: 9789461663429

Publication: October 26, 2020

Series: Current Issues in Islam 7

Languages: English

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Benjamin Nickl is researcher in transnational pop culture studies and lectures in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney.