EUTHANASIA : Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons


Euthanasia (Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons) Paperback – April 4, 2002
by William Dudley (Author)

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Reviewed with The Death Penalty, Ed. by Laura K. Egendorf.

Gr. 7-12. Humor is a powerful weapon for opening up discussion, and the Opposing Viewpoints series has always included a few small cartoons that add wry perspectives and some relief to the long essays and arguments. These slim paperbacks in the Examining Issues through Political Cartoons series focus on the cartoons themselves. There are no quick laughs or easy page-turners, but the graphics do provide witty, entertaining access to intense issues. Lots of detailed, serious commentary frames the cartoons, and each volume begins with a long introduction that includes a history of the debate as well as a summary of court decisions and current viewpoints. Then each chapter focuses on one topic and looks closely at a few cartoons in terms of the issues they raise, their cultural references, and how they skewer various viewpoints. (Is mercy killing good? Is euthanasia part of a slippery slope? Is the death penalty an outlet for vengeance?) Each volume ends with a list of organizations to contact and a bibliography of books and articles. Hazel Rochman
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Product Details
Series: Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons
Paperback: 1 pages
Publisher: Greenhaven Press (April 4, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0737711035
ISBN-13: 978-0737711035
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces

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