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

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: GIBSON, Stephen, (ed.) Discourse, Peace & Conflict. Discursive psychology perspectives. Peace Psychology Book Series . Springer, 303-321.

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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”.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series online ISSN 2197-5787 Series print ISSN 2197-5779
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99094-1
Depositing User: Laura Kilby
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 12:40
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 10:13
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22743

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