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Monday, 6 June 2016

The promotion of democracy in political cartoons. The themes of cartoons in the Basque newspaper EGIN (1977)

ABSTRACT: This article aims to identify the different themes explored in the comic strips published by the Basque newspaper Egin (1977/98) during its first year of operations. This nationalist newspaper had a great impact on the Basque society during the Spanish transition to democracy because it was the first left-wing publication in the Basque Country and because it devoted a whole page to graphic humour. Method. The study is based on the thematic analysis of the comic strips published in the entertainment section of the aforementioned newspaper throughout 1977. Quantitative techniques were used to identify and measure the frequency of occurrence of the diversity of issues and themes. Results and conclusions. The results show the clear preference of cartoonists for issues related to the promotion of democracy, as well as the existence of an opposition within the premises of traditional Basque nationalism against the new form of nationalism promoted by leftist movements.

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To cite the article:
A Castañeda Zumeta , P Pineda-Martínez (2016): “The promotion of democracy in political cartoons. The themes of cartoons in the Basque newspaper Egin (1977)”. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 71, pp. 232 to 248. http://www.revistalatinacs.org/071/paper/1093/13en.html DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-2016-1093en
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