Propaganda by Edward L. Bernays

Genre : Education
Editor : Ig Publishing
Release : 1928
ISBN-13 : 9780970312594
Hardcover : 168 Pages


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With politics taking centre stage due to the US presidential election, the time is perfect for a reprint of this classic work from Edward Bernays, the father of public relations and political spin and the man who designed the ad campaign that got the United States involved in World War I. Written in 1928, this was the first book to discuss the manipulation of the masses and democracy by government spin and propaganda.

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Broadview Press
Release : 2002-08-02
ISBN-13 : 1551113767
Hardcover : 328 Pages


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This book aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of propaganda. It begins with a brief history of early Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek classical theories of rhetoric and the art of persuasion, and traces its development through the Christian era, the rise of the nation-state, World War I, Nazism, and Communism. The core of the book examines the ethical implications of various forms of persuasion, not only hate propaganda but also insidious elements of more generally acceptable communication such as advertising, public relations, and government information, setting these in the context of freedom of expression. Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion examines the art of persuasion but it also hopes to establish a "self-defense" resistance to propaganda. As Jacques Ellul warned in 1980, any new technology enters into an already existing class system and can be expected to develop in a way favourable to the dominant interests of that system. The merger of AOL and Time-Warner confirms the likelihood of corporate interests dominating the future of the Internet, but the Internet has also opened up new possibilities for a politically effective counter-culture, as was demonstrated at the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in late 1999 and numerous similar gatherings since.

Politics And Propaganda by Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy

Genre : Communication in politics
Editor : Manchester University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 0719068533
Hardcover : 264 Pages


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This book provides a full and detailed analysis of the phenomenon of propaganda, its meaning, content and urgent significance, from the taunting videos of Osama Bin Laden to the scalding polemics of American campaign advertising.

Propaganda And Persuasion by Garth Jowett

Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : SAGE
Release : 2006
ISBN-13 : 1412908973
Hardcover : 422 Pages


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This edition contains revised and updated persuasion and propaganda theories and recent studies. The coverage of theory is expanded as is the discussion on the global war against terrorism, US attempts to "sell" itself to the Arab countries, and the question of ideological propaganda in a polarized mass media system. The authors incorporate examples from Jihad and US propaganda after September 11, 2001, and include new as well as revised case studies.

War Media And Propaganda by Yahya R. Kamalipour

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 0742535630
Hardcover : 261 Pages


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This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They explore war coverage, propaganda techniques, public opinion, and the effects of media globalization on human affairs and communication, as well as the cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world.

Propaganda And Mass Persuasion by Nicholas John Cull

Genre : History
Editor : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9781576078204
Hardcover : 479 Pages


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Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

The Idea Of Propaganda by Stanley B. Cunningham

Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2002
ISBN-13 : 0275974456
Hardcover : 231 Pages


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Considers the meaning of propaganda from a historical and philosophical viewpoint, offering a sustained theoretical approach to the concept.

Children And Propaganda by Judith K. Proud

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Intellect Books
Release : 1995
ISBN-13 : 1871516838
Hardcover : 90 Pages


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For the propagandists of Vichy France, children were both a target for indoctrination and a potent symbol of the innocent golden age of the French nation which the Revolution nationale was seeking to recover. This volume demonstrates how the everyday literature of youth was subverted to incorporate and extol the dominant ideologies of Petain and his supporters, and indeed to promote the more overtly anti-semitic and aggressive doctrines of Nazi sympathisers in Paris. The book shows how the narrative structures and content of children's fairy stories were accorded a privileged position in the propaganda of Vichy France in the expression and very conception of the Marechal's interpretation of the recent past and his vision of the future.

Modernism Media And Propaganda by Mark Wollaeger

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Princeton University Press
Release : 2008-09-15
ISBN-13 : 9781400828623
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly hiring well-known writers and intellectuals to write for the government and by exploiting their control of new global information systems, the British in World War I invented a new template for the manipulation of information that remains with us to this day. Making a persuasive case for the importance of understanding modernism in the context of the history of modern propaganda, Modernism, Media, and Propaganda also helps explain the origins of today's highly propagandized world. Modernism, Media, and Propaganda integrates new archival research with fresh interpretations of British fiction and film to provide a comprehensive cultural history of the relationship between modernism and propaganda in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. From works by Joseph Conrad to propaganda films by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, Mark Wollaeger traces the transition from literary to cinematic propaganda while offering compelling close readings of major fiction by Virginia Woolf, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce.

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2003-10-16
ISBN-13 : 052154324X
Hardcover : 245 Pages


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How US government and media collaborated in their dissemination of Cold War propaganda.