Fearing religious satire: Religious censorship and satirical counter-attacks

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  • Dennis Meyhoff Brink
The article examines the history of the fear of religious satire in modern Europe. The article argues that this fear primarily concerns the potential dissolution of 'the social bond of society' or 'the moral and social order'. From the 17th Century until today, censorship measures and blasphemy legislations are Thus primarily founded on arguments concerning moral, social or public order. The article furthermore argues that although anti-censorship satire gradually weakened the legitimacy of censorship, the notion of religion as 'the social bond of society' is still operative in contemporary blasphemy legislation and conservative identity politics.
TitelComics and Power : Representing and Questioning Culture, Subjects and Communities
RedaktørerAnne Magnussen, Rikke Platz Cortsen, Erin Lacour
Antal sider25
Udgivelses stedCambridge
ForlagCambridge Scholars Press
Publikationsdato1 feb. 2015
ISBN (Trykt)1443870862, 9781443870863
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2015

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