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01 Nov 2011 20:51Comments


[ art ] An excerpt from Elizabeth Rauh's Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts for the University of Michigan.

Demonization is a means of differentiating oneself from a perceived enemy, thereby creating an oppositional axis of "good" vs. "evil" symbolically titled in one's favor. Through the process of rhetorical and visual defamation, the Islamic Republic's rivals were publically mocked in order to neutralize their ideological threat as well as to create a semblance of consensus among Iranians of divergent political opinions during and after the 1979 Revolution.

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