Faculty Publications

Title

Representations of 9-11 in editorial cartoons

Document Type

Conference

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PS - Political Science and Politics

Volume

40

Issue

2

First Page

271

Last Page

274

Abstract

Throughout American history editorial cartoons have exposed corruption, offered criticism of people in power, questioned and supported policies, and in general given the public another format assisting in the understanding of current events. The freedom to caricature politicians and visually comment on social and political issues has been a hallmark of the editorial cartoonist's profession. In the aftermath of the worldwide furor over Danish cartoonists' use of the Prophet Muhammad's image in early 2006, it is useful to ask whether certain images from the War on Terror have become taboo as a subject for American editorial cartoonists. For example, Mike Marland's February 8, 2002.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2007

DOI of published version

10.1017/S1049096507070424

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