The Social Counter Ethics: The Visual Manipulations in the System of Mass Media Print Communication

Kaftandjiev, Christo Nikolov; Stoyanova, Feliyanka Christova
October 1998
Journal of Visual Literacy;Autumn98, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Cartoons are composed of sign systems that speak a universal visual language that can be highly persuasive and manipulative. The social influence of political cartoons is evident in many countries. This paper reports a study of 89 political cartoons directed at communism within recently communist countries. The visual symbology is analyzed and categories are explained.


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