‘Jonah from Tonga’ and debating representations

Over on our Facebook page, an interesting comment thread has started regarding the merits and issues in Chris Lilley’s latest series, ‘Jonah from Tonga’, with further reference to previous series and characters (and the contest of ideas regarding his style of comedy). Check out the links below and share your thoughts on how we can discuss some of these issues with students when studying representations.

http://overland.org.au/2014/05/blackface-in-a-white-nation/

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/review-jonah-from-tonga-and-the-genius-of-chris-lilley-20140505-37r5m.html

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/chris-lilley-interview

http://mobile.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/backlash-over-chris-lilleys-jonah-from-tonga-as-protest-movement-gains-momentum/story-e6frfmyi-1226918651717

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