Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/52242
Title: Original political cartoons
Other Titles: Public life in Malta : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU's smallest member state : Vol. 2 / 2
Authors: Schembri, Mark
Keywords: Political cartoons -- Malta
Cartoonists -- Malta
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy. Department of Public Policy
Citation: Schembri, M. (2017). Original political cartoons. In M. T. Vassallo, & C. Tabone (Eds.), Public life in Malta : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU's smallest member state : Vol. 2/2 (pp. 161-170). Msida: University of Malta.
Abstract: Political cartoons are vivid primary sources that offer intriguing and entertaining insights into the public mood, the underlying cultural assumptions of an age, and attitudes toward key events or trends of the times (Burack, 2015). Since the 18th century, political cartoons have offered a highly useful window into the study of public life of different nations. Although many cartoons exhibit stark, simple imagery, they often employ complex visual strategies and contemporary political discourse to make a point quickly in a confined space. Their main purpose, though, is not to amuse the readers but to persuade, or at least to influence them in some way or another. Analysing the works of the eminent Maltese cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò, Ramona Depares (2015) concludes that, ‘Each cartoon tells a story that is based not on emotion, but on facts’.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/52242
ISBN: 9789995710477
Appears in Collections:Public life in Malta : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU's smallest member state : Vol. 2 / 3

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Original_political_cartoons_2017.pdf
  Restricted Access
1.57 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy


Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.