ISIS-chan – the meanings of the Manga girl in image warfare against the Islamic State

  title={ISIS-chan – the meanings of the Manga girl in image warfare against the Islamic State},
  author={A. Johansson},
  journal={Critical Studies on Terrorism},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • A. Johansson
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Critical Studies on Terrorism
  • ABSTRACT This article explores gendered meanings of ISIS-chan, an Internet meme in the form of a manga girl, produced and used to disrupt the messages from the Islamic State. Moreover, it investigates the performative power of ISIS-chan, and how it is used/interpreted as it circulates on the Internet. The ISIS-chan campaign is seen as an example of how the girl figure is mobilised in the political context of the War on Terror. Characterised by girlish playfulness, humour and creativity, I… CONTINUE READING
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