'Farewell Camelot! British Cartoonists' Views of the United States since Watergate

Seymour-Ure, Colin (2007) 'Farewell Camelot! British Cartoonists' Views of the United States since Watergate. Jounalism Studies, 8 (5). pp. 730-741. ISSN 1461-670X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

British cartoonists' portrayal of the United States after Watergate was affected by changes in cartooning imagery and style and by various significant features of American politics and society. The outcome was a more critical picture. Causes included a new generation of cartoonists with a sharper critical edge; a greater interest by up-market newspapers in cartoons; and a growing public tolerance of offensive imagery. Cartoonists continued to benefit from readers' familiarity with the imagery of American popular culture and with the office of President. On the American side, controversial domestic and foreign policies, the personal behaviour of particular Presidents, and the reduced mystique of the presidency, all gave more grounds for criticism. British cartoonists tended to over-represent the President at the expense of other political institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: caricature; Clinton; Nixon; President; press; sewage
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Suzie Westhead
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2009 13:39
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2009 13:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14899 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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