Pioneers of Spanish audiovisual infotaintment

Visual culture and satirical caricatures in "The Motin"

  • José Luis Valhondo-Crego Universidad de Extremadura
Keywords: Satirical press, Populist reason, El Motín, People, Caricature

Abstract

In the late nineteenth century, the Spanish satirical press adopted a series of rhetorical strategies to offer the people a unique place within the representation of society. As Martínez Gallego has pointed out, the satirical weekly El Motín depicts an example of populist reason in the sense that Ernesto Laclau could argue. Through the content analysis of several cartoons, we examined the place that El Motín reserved to the floating signifier of the people. The satirical press let an illiterate working class deal with the issues of the political sphere.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Valhondo-Crego, J. L. (2021). Pioneers of Spanish audiovisual infotaintment. VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review, 8(1), pp. 51-58. https://doi.org/10.37467/gka-revvisual.v8.2481
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Research articles