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Caricature and Egypt’s Revolution of 25 January 2011

  • Caricature can be defined as an art engagé which aims to transmit a social or political message. In order to achieve this goal, the satirical picture triggers an emotional reaction in the audience and guides it through a cathartic coming-of-awareness process. The feelings evoked by caricature must not necessarily be expressed through laughter; but they are a joyful or indignant shock reaction to gazing at something absurd. William A. Coupe, following Schiller, therefore defines the nature of caricature as the outcome of a dialectical struggle between the ideal and the real: ‘This conflict of ideal and real may, however, be seen and expressed in two different ways, in an emotional and serious or in a humorous and jesting fashion.’

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Author:Eliane Ursula Ettmüller
URL:https://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2012/4469
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok-1605
Parent Title (English):Zeithistorische Forschungen – Studies in Contemporary History
Publisher:ZZF – Centre for Contemporary History: Zeithistorische Forschungen
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Journal Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/03/09
Date of first Publication:2012/03/09
Release Date:2019/08/28
Volume Number:9
Issue:1
First Page:138
Last Page:148
ZZF Topic-Classification:Alltag
Politik
Kultur
Kunst
Kommunikation
Medien
Emotionen
Visual History
Geistes- und Ideengeschichte
Intellectual History
Soziale Bewegungen
Protest
Transformation
ZZF Chronological-Classification:2010er
21. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:Afrika
Afrika / Nordafrika
Portal:Zeithistorische Forschungen
Zeithistorische Forschungen: Originalbeiträge:1 / 2012 Offenes Heft
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz