Genre, gender and the Republic: Televising the annual charity concert les Enfoirés

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    Abstract

    Les Enfoirés, the long-running televised benefit concert in aid of the Restos du Cœur charity, has been an annual fixture in the French schedules since 1992. Existing academic accounts of the concert have highlighted the diversity of its performers and a sense of solidarity, unanimity and consensus. Drawing on archive research carried out at the French broadcasting archives (Inathèque, Paris), this article shows how television coverage of the Enfoirés concerts over the last 25 years has reinforced and problematised the television variety genre, gender identities and the French Republican model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)343-353
    Number of pages11
    JournalFrench Cultural Studies
    Volume26
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

    Keywords

    • charity
    • Les Enfoirés
    • popular music
    • Restos du Cœur
    • television

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • History

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