9/11 und die Ursachen von Terrorismus in der animierten TV-Serie Family Guy

  • Jan Sändig


Der Beitrag untersucht die Darstellung von Terrorismus – konkret islamistischem Terrorismus – und seinen Entstehungsursachen in Family Guy vor dem Hintergrund der Terrorismusforschung. Dafür werden auf Basis aller 231 Episoden der Staffeln 1–12 die Terrorismus-Narrative der Serie identifiziert: Family Guy stellt die Terroristen fast durchgehend als geisteskrank und religiöse Fanatiker in einem „Clash of Civilizations“ dar. Entsprechen diese Narrative zwar verbreiteten Ansichten der US-Bevölkerung nach 9/11, so widersprechen sie doch zentralen Erkenntnissen der Terrorismusforschung. Diese betont – entgegen Family Guy – politische Ursachen von Terrorismus. Dass die Serie solche politischen Aspekte vernachlässigt, kann problematische Implikationen für reale (!) Terrorismusbekämpfung haben.


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