Patrick G. Richey, Ph.D.Middle Tennessee State University
Nevins & Weitenkampf (1975) Humor Truth Moral Lesson Medhurst & DeSousa (1981) – Multiple Messages Muller, Ozcan, & Seiziv (2009) - Visual and textual layers Common Research Themes Israeli/Palestine Danish Cartoon Controversy Iraq/Afghanistan Wars
It is a response to the European and American colonization of native places and populations. It fixes itself in neither time nor space. It is a fluid and dynamic process that is a response to colonialism and can sometimes fit into preexisting categories, but often cannot. It does not fix itself within geographical borders, but rather by shared cultural experiences. Finally post-colonialism is a cognitive & communicative phenomenon.
Saddam era prison 2003 Invasion Abuses Scandal International Outcry
Research Question: Can political cartoons about the Abu Ghraib Scandal be read differently through a iconic and postcolonial position? Aimed at Western Audience Multiple Middle Eastern News Sources Collected Data From the Incident until August 2012 12 Cartoons Sampled Native Arab Speakers helped translate Arabic Deep Textual Analysis Iconographic Images Cultural Nuances