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Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion New and Classic Essays

ISBN-10: 1412909007
ISBN-13: 9781412909006
Edition: 2006
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Description: Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion: New and Classic Essays is a unique, interdisciplinary collection that brings together contemporary and classic readings to provide significant insights into the practice and theory of propaganda and persuasion.  More...

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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion: New and Classic Essays is a unique, interdisciplinary collection that brings together contemporary and classic readings to provide significant insights into the practice and theory of propaganda and persuasion. The contents range from seminal essays to articles by well-known writers on propaganda to new essays about responses to contemporary issues and events. This engaging anthology also includes analyses of the relationship between rhetoric, propaganda, and persuasion. Key Features: ???? Offers informative historical articles: A series of articles lends perspectives on propaganda at the time of the American Revolution, World Wars I and II, Communist Soviet Union, the Vietnam War, and brainwashing in the Korean War. Provides new and original essays: New material is included on contemporary issues and events such as a response to the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the treatment of the women of Afghanistan, public diplomacy as propaganda, the influence of the built environment, and brainwashing. Includes reprints of classic essays by major theorists: Kenneth Burke??'s brilliant analysis of the rhetoric of Mein Kampf and Jacques Ellul??'s foundational essay on the meaning of propaganda provide theoretical groundwork for the study of propaganda. In addition, a wide range of essays by well-known theorists examine propaganda in movies, global television, third wave propaganda, public relations as propaganda, the rhetoric of the Third Reich, and contemporary propaganda. Intended Audience: ???? Perfect supplementary text to the Fourth Edition of Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O???Donnell??'s text Propaganda and Persuasion; aswell as an excellent stand alone text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Persuasion and Propaganda, Rhetoric, and Mass Communications

Garth S. Jowett is a professor of communications at the University of Houston. He obtained his PhD in history and communication from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the director for social research for the Canadian government's department of communication and has been a consultant to various international communication agencies. He has been widely published in the area of popular culture and the history of communication. His book, Film: The Democratic Art ( 1976), was a benchmark in film history. His other publications include, Movies as Mass Communication , Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Studies , and Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion , co-edited with Victoria O'Donnell. He is on the boards of several communication and film journals.

Introduction
The Characteristics of Propaganda
A Prolegomenon to the Future Study of Rhetoric and Propaganda: Critical Foundations
War Propaganda and the American Revolution: The Pen and the Sword
We Become Propagandists
The Bolshevik Revolution and the War of Ideologies (1917-39)
Restructuring the Means of Communication in Nazi Germany
The Rhetoric of Hitler's "Battle"
'Why We Fight': Social Engineering for a Democratic Society at War
The Function of Psychological Warfare
Brainwashing: The Korean POW Controversy and the Origins of a Myth
The Influence of the Built Environment
U.S. Public Diplomacy: Its History, Problems, and Promise
Visualizing Absence: The Function of Visual Metaphors in the Efforts to Make a Fitting Response to 9/11
Evening Gowns to Burqas: The Propaganda of Fame

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