The construction of "the Turk" and the entextualization of historical stereotypes in political cartoons in French

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Date created: 
2014-02-18
Identifier: 
etd8258
Keywords: 
Turkish image in the political cartoons
Entextualization
Historical stereotypes
Turkey’s EU membership
Multimodal semantic analysis
Anti-Turkish discourse
Abstract: 

This thesis explores the metaphorical/stereotypical construction of “the Turk” depicted in the discourse of the political cartoons relating to the accession of Turkey to the European Union. Through a multimodal semiotic analysis of selected cartoons disseminated on the web between 2001-2013, this thesis aims to unfold how “re-contextualizing” a vast repertoire of historical metaphors and stereotypes represents the Turks and Turkey. From a theoretical perspective, this thesis also aims to reflect on the role of caricature in the construction of the Turkish image and the part it plays in the formation of an anti-Turkish discourse.

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Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Cecile Vigouroux
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Department of French
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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