Muller & Ozcan (2007) The Political Iconography of Muhammad Cartoons

Citation Marion G. Muller, Esra Ozcan (2007). The Political Iconography of Muhammad Cartoons: Understanding Cultural Conflict and Political Action. PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 40 no. 2, pp. 287–291. URL

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@article{muller2007political,
author = {Muller, Marion G. and Ozcan, Esra},
doi = {10.1017/S104909650707045X},
issn = {1049-0965},
journal = {PS: Political Science & Politics},
number = {2},
pages = {287--291},
title = {{The Political Iconography of Muhammad Cartoons: Understanding Cultural Conflict and Political Action}},
url = {http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S104909650707045X},
volume = {40},
year = {2007}
}

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Introduction

Methodologically, we apply an exploratory approach, using qualitative interpretation and political iconography to analyze the cartoons' potential meanings by blending Western and Muslim perspectives. Due to its conceptualizing nature, this study remains largely descriptive, but is intended to lay the ground for future research aimed at creating and testing variables on the relationship of cultural conflict and political action. (p. 287)

Methodology

Visuals are rarely scrutinized in political science. When used at all, visuals are implemented merely for illustrative purposes. In this paper, visuals are treated as scholarly sources of information. Visual sources require different methodological tools than textual sources, be cause visual communication follows a different logic than textual communication (p. 287)

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