Charlie Hebdo and the prophet Muhammad: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of peace and violence in a satirical cartoon

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Kilby, Laura and Lennon, Henry 2018. Charlie Hebdo and the prophet Muhammad: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of peace and violence in a satirical cartoon. in: Springer International Publishing.
AuthorsKilby, Laura and Lennon, Henry
Abstract

In this chapter, we examine how ideologies of peace and violence can be (re)produced and communicated via multiple semiotic forms that include, but are not restricted to, language. We grapple with the complexity and importance of the situated-ness of peace and violence, and consider, what does peace, indeed what can peace, look like in a social context where meaning and expression are both multiple and contested. To this end, we undertake a case study analysis, exploring how a multimodal text might be variously interpreted as an explicit display of peace and forgiveness, and yet simultaneously as an oppressive act which knowingly causes offense. In addressing these issues, we relate to Galtung’s (1996, p. 196) typology of violence, and we consider the issue of cultural violence, which he defines as “those aspects of culture, the symbolic sphere of our existence […] that can be used to legitimize direct or structural violence.

KeywordsCritical discourse analysis, Cultural violence, Discursive psychology, Multimodal discourse analysis, Peace psychology, Political cartoons
Year2018
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN2197-5779
9783319990934
9783319990941
2197-5787
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99094-1
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624771
http://www.springer.com/tdm
hdl:10545/624771
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Publication dates30 Nov 2018
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Deposited30 Apr 2020, 16:22
Accepted2018
JournalPeace Psychology Book Series
ContributorsSheffield Hallam University
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