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Par le détour de l’humour. Le rire dans les groupes de supporters de football

Abstract : It may be incongruous to hold humour as a modality of involvement in the football spectacle. Apparently, the game is not a funny story. This seems true if one takes the radical supporters groups for field of investigation. Yet, making people laugh occupies an important place among the qualities valued within these groups. The scenes where the supporters stand are territories for humorous words circulation. Apparently anecdotal, laugh is heuristic if one considers that the combative dimension of the supporters’ commitment on the one hand, the festive and facetious dimension on the other, form the two sides of the same coin. Thus, humour is a relevant way to grasp the motives of the action and in particular the transition to the violent act, seen as the result of both integration and the establishment of a boundary between the inside and the outside of the group.
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Ludovic Lestrelin. Par le détour de l’humour. Le rire dans les groupes de supporters de football. Terrain : revue d'ethnologie de l'Europe, Ministère de la culture, Sous-direction ARCHETIS-DAPA, 2020, ⟨10.4000/terrain.20858⟩. ⟨hal-03070266⟩

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