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Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication, Social Sciences, Arts

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay and Christian Ruggiero

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Perception of Women in Early Republican Caricatures: The Case of the Zümrüd-ü Anka Magazine (1923–1925) (Meltem Acarlı / Mehmet Kaya)


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Meltem Acarlı & Mehmet Kaya

The Perception of Women in Early Republican Caricatures: The Case of the Zümrüd-ü Anka Magazine (1923–1925)

Abstract Caricature is the art of portraying all manners of the human condition with exaggerated drawings, a sharp sense of humour, sometimes to lead the reader into laughter but other times to critical thought, combining both drawing and literature and mostly consisting of content that is contrary to the situation of current affairs. With the combination of humour and the art of caricature, creating a relaxing environment of entertainment, a caricature can touch on the most bitter truths but still veer away from being offensive. For this reason, the use of critical rhetoric in caricature, being critical of the government for the good of the general public is a theme that is seen in a number of examples. However, in some cases caricature uses the sharp wit of literary art and the exaggerated style of drawing borrowed from art to draw attention to the construction of new phenomena in society, creating content aimed to change existing perceptions. In the construction of the foundations of the Republic of Turkey, the successor of the Ottoman Empire, the art of caricature was used in many cases as a vehicle of modernisation in society. In this study, the portrayal of the modern Turkish woman in the caricature of the early republican period is discussed through an examination of the humour magazine Zümr...

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