Le caricature éditoriale dans Le Devoir et The Montreal Star entre 1960 et 1976

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Le caricature éditoriale dans Le Devoir et The Montreal Star entre 1960 et 1976
The author explores the editorial cartoons published in two Montreal daily newspapers, Le Devoir and The Montreal Star, in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976, i.e. from the end of Duplessism to the election of the Parti Québécois. He examines the cartoonists' reception to the evolving changes in the province, especially the major changes in political and social institutions, as well as their situating the importance given to Quebec news in relation to Canadian and international news. The period under study by the author is divided into three sub-periods. He believes that the first, which corresponds to the year 1960, is special, since it lies at the crossroads between Duplessism and a promising, but uncertain, future. The second period covers the years 1964 and 1968. During this period Quebec society evolved at the rate of the Quiet Revolution, although, he points out, the effervescence of 1964 had considerably diminished by 1968. Finally, the last period corresponds to the years 1972 and 1976. Although the spirit of the Quiet Revolution was still present, it was well over. He found that the cartoons then dealt with themes such as the economic problems affecting Canada, with the center of interest shifting from Quebec politics to Canadian politics. The author observes that if the Quiet Revolution was a pivotal period for French-speaking Quebecers, it was also for English-speaking Quebecers, and for this reason he points out that it is interesting to note the evolution of the discourse of the caricature in the The Montreal Star between 1960 and 1976. He concludes that the interest of this English-language daily in Quebec reality grew as the bricks of modern Quebec were laid.
Master's Research Report
Université du Québec à Montréal
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Pigeon, Mathieu. “Le caricature éditoriale dans Le Devoir et The Montreal Star entre 1960 et 1976.” Master’s Research Report, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2010. https://lhpm.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Mathieu-Pigeon.pdf.
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