Il maiale politico. Variazioni su di una figura d’infamia
Animalisation is a process that is very often used in the field of graphic satire. However, this process is quite formidable when the animal of reference has a bad reputation. This is the case of the pig, a polysemous animal, but which, in the West, is generally stigmatised, both because of its behaviour and its physical appearance. Depicting an individual in the guise of a pig is therefore a very strong symbolic degradation that caricaturists have not ceased to use by involving themselves, in their own way, in the religious, social and political struggles of their time.
Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea
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Martial Guédron, "Il maiale politico. Variazioni su di una figura d’infamia" in: "Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. L, N.ro 1, Giugno 2022", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2022, pp. 41-52
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