Author: Edward Bernays


ISBN: 1387471066

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 9950

ÒBernaysÕ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.ÓÑNoam Chomsky A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays (1891Ð1995), pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed Òengineering of consent.Ó During World War I, he was an integral part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI), a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would ÒMake the World Safe for Democracy.Ó The CPI would become the blueprint in which marketing strategies for future wars would be based upon.

The Idea of Propaganda

A Reconstruction


Author: Stanley B. Cunningham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

View: 8564

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

Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion


Author: Randal Marlin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 7681

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.

The Propaganda Poster Girl


Author: Amy Brown

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864735744

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

View: 6211

Insightful and intelligent, this compelling collection of poems touches on themes of memory, travel, and the unconscious. With images and scenes carrying the burden of disclosure, these pieces create a thoughtful and provocative narrative along with a palpable and engaging outside world.

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: 8726

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.

Propaganda and Persuasion


Author: Garth Jowett,Victoria O'Donnell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412908986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

View: 5315

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.

War, Media, and Propaganda

A Global Perspective


Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour,Nancy Snow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535633

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 9851

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: 571

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: 3798

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: 1225

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.