Author: Edward L. Bernays

Publisher: Ig Publishing

ISBN: 0970312598

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1545


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.

Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion

Author: Randal Marlin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 9340


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

Weapons of Mass Seduction

Author: Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719068539

Category: Iraq War, 2003-

Page: 264

View: 4890


The twentieth century has been called the century of propaganda. This book explores the concept of propaganda in a genuinely multi-disciplinary way. It begins by defining what propaganda is and how it came into existence, before analysing the three concepts that underpin all propaganda - symbolism, rhetoric and myth. The book then looks at the key elements of propaganda, namely emotion, hyperbole, manipulation and utopla, before presenting a unique theory that the core of propoganda lies in a basic social construction of enmity. Points made in the book are backed up by illuminating case studies from recent history that focus on spin, the war in Afghanistan, single-issue groups, negative advertising, and a powerful final chapter analysing the war in Iraq in 2003.

Film Propaganda

Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany

Author: Richard Taylor

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860641671

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 3918


In this substantially revised and enlarged edition of Film Propaganda, Richard Taylor examines how the respective governments of Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany exploited the cinema's potential for mass propaganda.

Propaganda and Persuasion

Author: Garth Jowett,Victoria O'Donnell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412908979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

View: 635


Propaganda and Persuasion, Fourth Edition is the only book of its kind to cover a comprehensive history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Building on the excellence of the three previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been revised, updated, and expanded. Authors Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell provide a remarkable and cogent understanding of persuasion and propaganda, including rhetorical background, cultural studies, and collective memory.

The Idea of Propaganda

A Reconstruction

Author: Stanley B. Cunningham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

View: 685


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

War, Media, and Propaganda

A Global Perspective

Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour,Nancy Snow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535633

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 519


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

A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078205

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 4326


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

Propaganda and Democracy

The American Experience of Media and Mass Persuasion

Author: J. Michael Sproule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521470223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 8679


A study of propaganda in relation to twentieth-century democracy.

Propaganda and Aesthetics

The Literary Politics of African-American Magazines in the Twentieth Century

Author: Abby Arthur Johnson,Ronald Maberry Johnson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870234026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 716


A detailed work that weaves the histories of different magazines and their various strands of black political thought in this century, proving the claim that black magazines, in providing outlets for black writers and recording their concerns, are therefore historical documents in their own right.