Politics And Propaganda

Author: Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719068539
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Politics And Propaganda from the Author: Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy. 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.

The Third Reich

Author: David Welch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134477503
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The Third Reich from the Author: David Welch. Published in the year 1994, The Third Reich is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

Radio Goes To War

Author: Gerd Horten
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520240618
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Radio Goes To War from the Author: Gerd Horten. "By focusing on the medium of radio during World War II, Horten has provided us with a window into an important change in radio broadcasting that has previously been ignored by historians. The depth of research, the book's contribution to our understanding of radio and the war make Radio Goes to War an outstanding work."—Lary May, author of The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way "Radio broadcasting, and its impact on American life, still remains a neglected area of our national history. Radio Goes to War demonstrates conclusively how short-sighted that omission is. As we enter what is sure to be another era of contested claims of government control over freedom of speech, the controversies and compromises of wartime broadcasting sixty years ago provide an ominous example of difficult decisions to be made in the future. The alliance of big business, advertising, and wartime propaganda that Horten so convincingly illuminates takes on a heightened significance, especially as this relationship has tightened in the last several decades. When radio and television go to war again, will they follow the same course? This is cautionary reading for our new century."—Michele Hilmes, author of Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952

The Politics Of Propaganda

Author: Allan M. Winkler
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300021486
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The Politics Of Propaganda from the Author: Allan M. Winkler. Probes the goals, activities, and accomplishments of the Office of War Information, developed to institute a propaganda program during World War II

Spinning History

Author: Nathaniel Lande
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510715878
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Spinning History from the Author: Nathaniel Lande. In this fascinating new book, bestselling author and historian Nathaniel Lande explores the Great War at the heart of the twentieth century through the prism of theater. He presents the war as a drama that evolved and developed as it progressed, a production staged and overseen by four contrasting masters: Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, and Stalin. Each leader used all the tools at his disposal to present his own distinctive vision of the global drama that was the Second World War. Each area of the media was fully exploited. Brilliantly conceived oratory was applied to underscore each vision. Impression management, the art of political spin, was employed to drive the message home with the careful use of black and white propaganda. Each side employed uniforms, meticulously staged events, and broadcast their messages via all media available—motion pictures, radio broadcasts, posters, leaflets, and beyond. Their ambitions were similar, but each leader had his own distinct methods, his own carefully created script for elaborately produced and often wildly successful acts and campaigns of deception to win hearts and minds on the frontlines and the home front. The result of this investigation is a wholly distinctive and often surprising work of history, a book that manages to cast a fresh light on the most obsessively studied conflict in human history.

Ancient Coin Collecting Iii

Author: Wayne Sayles
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc
ISBN: 9780896894785
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Ancient Coin Collecting Iii from the Author: Wayne Sayles. Explore one of the world's mightiest empires, tracing a path of more than 700 years of expansion and upheaval, political intrigue and treachery, cultural enlightenment and decadence - all through that empire's fascinating coins. &break;&break;Ancient Coin Collecting III: The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda, traces Roman coins from the empire's origins in the third century B.C. to its final days in the fifth century A.D. This volume - the third in an acclaimed series - follows its predecessors by expanding the road map to collecting these intriguing coins. You'll learn to attribute individual specimens while also gaining valuable insight into a civilization that used its extensive coinage for disseminating political propaganda. &break;&break;Author Wayne G. Sayles shares three decades of collecting experience and a passion for ancient coins that inspires both beginners and experts alike. Collectors will treasure: &break;&break;More than 300 illustrations, allowing coin identification with confidence &break;&break;A comprehensive portrait gallery of Roman emperors depicted on coins &break;&break;Special-interest sections devoted to architecture, astrology, mythology and more &break;&break;Thorough bibliography, glossary and index, making this a powerful desktop reference tool &break;&break;Take a journey through time and discover an exciting hobby with Ancient Coin Collecting III: The Roman World - Politics and Propaganda.

Selling The Australian Government

Author: Greg Barns
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868408026
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Selling The Australian Government from the Author: Greg Barns. The fact that governments spend millions of taxpayers’ dollars monitoring the Opposition’s every word and pumping out propaganda to backbenchers to ensure its ‘spin’ reverberates across Australia has rarely been questioned by the media. Greg Barns, a former senior government adviser, provides a revealing insight into the way governments sell themselves, both publicly and behind the scenes, and how their expensive propaganda effort affects the political process.

Making Waves

Author: J. Schencking
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804767385
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Making Waves from the Author: J. Schencking. This book explores the political emergence of the Imperial Japanese Navy between 1868 and 1922. It fundamentally challenges the popular notion that the navy was a 'silent,' apolitical service. Politics, particularly budgetary politics, became the primary domestic focus—if not the overriding preoccupation—of Japan's admirals in the prewar period. This study convincingly demonstrates that as the Japanese polity broadened after 1890, navy leaders expanded their political activities to secure appropriations commensurate with the creation of a world-class blue-water fleet. The navy's sophisticated political efforts included lobbying oligarchs, coercing cabinet ministers, forging alliances with political parties, occupying overseas territories, conducting well-orchestrated naval pageants, and launching spirited propaganda campaigns. These efforts succeeded: by 1921 naval expenditures equaled nearly 32 percent of the country's total budget, making Japan the world's third-largest maritime power. The navy, as this book details, made waves at sea and on shore, and in doing so significantly altered the state, society, politics, and empire in prewar Japan.


Author: Hans Volkmann
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Cleopatra from the Author: Hans Volkmann.

The Art Of Persuasion

Author: Jane DeRose Evans
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472102822
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The Art Of Persuasion from the Author: Jane DeRose Evans. Is political propaganda intended to be deceitful? Is it just a means of persuasion, of informing its audience where their best interests lie? The Art of Persuasion boldly examines this difficult and controversial question in the context of Republican Rome. With references to the book's numerous illustrations, Jane Evans convincingly argues that the images with which Romans adorned the buildings they sponsored, the types they struck on their coins, and the works of art they commissioned began to contain self-promoting references considerably earlier than scholars have generally thought. Through individual studies of famous legends--the wolf and twins, the founding of Rome by Aeneas--the author reveals that men were increasingly interested in tracing their descent from divinities, in claiming the noble charac-teristics[sic] of their putative ancestors, and in seeking other ways to improve their social standing and political opportunities. This important and controversial book will be of interest to students of Roman society and history, art historians, numismatists, and all those interested in the dynamics between those in power and those not.