Film Propaganda and American Politics

Film Propaganda and American Politics Author James Combs
ISBN-10 9781317929062
Year 2013-12-17
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Originally published in 1994, this important book traces the rise of film propaganda in the 20th Century, discussing specifically how film can be used to manipulate public perception and opinions. Two distinct areas are covered: war propaganda, including feature and documentary films regarding warfare; and civilian propaganda, including films that address a variety of political subjects. Although the focus is American film and American politics, this book offers insights for all those interested in the affect of film on the minds of citizens of any country or state.


Propaganda Author Henry Conserva
ISBN-10 9781438974408
Year 2009
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

This book was written in response to the wishes of several readers of my book, Propaganda Techniques, who wanted to have me probe somewhat deeper into the subject of propaganda. After some discussions with teachers and students, I used some of their ideas to come up with ten questions. This gave me the title of this book, Propaganda: A Question and Answer Approach, Having developed a list of question I went about the task of trying to answer them as best as I could. My hope is that the book will be useful to teachers, students, persuasive writers and advertisers as well as general readers.

You Can t Fight Tanks with Bayonets

You Can t Fight Tanks with Bayonets Author Allison B. Gilmore
ISBN-10 0803270895
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press

A startling omission from the extensive literature on the Pacific events of World War II is an analysis of Allied psychological operations. Allison B. Gilmore makes a strong case for the importance of psychological warfare in this theater, countering the usual view of fanatical resistance by Japanese units. Gilmore marshals evidence that Japanese military indoctrination did not produce soldiers who were invulnerable to demoralization and the survival instinct.

Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion

Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion Author Garth S. Jowett
ISBN-10 9781412909006
Year 2006
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher SAGE

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.

Persuaders In Chief

Persuaders In  Chief Author Nancy Snow
ISBN-10 0415950058
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 208
Language en

In the wake of September 11th, the question was raised "why is the U.S. so hated by so many in the world?" In response to this, the Bush administration set out to "change the heart and minds" of the rest world by "selling" America and its values to the rest of the world. This was to be accomplished by appointing Charlotte Beers, a former advertising executive once nicknamed "the most powerful woman in advertising," to serve as U.S. Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy. Beers spearheaded the creation of the State Department's "Shared Values" campaign, whose goal has been to counteract the anti-American sentiment in Arab countries. In this book, Nancy Snow, the author of Propaganda Inc., and the forthcoming Information War, shows that this is hardly the first time a president has employed the use of propaganda at home and abroad to promote the themes of peace and freedom. Through the examination of twelve presidents beginning with Woodrow Wilson and the journalist George Creel's attempts to mobilize mass support for the U.S. entry into WWI, Snow documents a 100 year legacy of White House propaganda efforts. She examines how new technologies have challenged and/or bolstered the efficacy these efforts.

Fogs of War and Peace

Fogs of War and Peace Author Robert Lex Dilworth
ISBN-10 9780313360497
Year 2008
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

"Building on the concept of the Fog of War borrowed from Prussian general and master strategist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Dilworth and Maital maintain that fogs-of war and of peace-have been created to hide the truth about current conflicts. These fogs obstruct a clear view of reality, preventing the public from accurately seeing "World War III" unfold and from taking action to prevent the conflict." "Fogs of war and of peace, the authors write, "tend to shape events in ways that go well beyond the actual realities. In fact, the fog becomes the reality." In this work, they define each type of fog, assigning stages to them - four stages for the fog of war and three for the fog of peace. In this way, they create an analytical framework to help readers better understand the "fog effect" in relation to specific events, including the nature of the fog, impact of the fog effect, and how to deal with it going forward. By illuminating the causes, nature, and dynamics of current global concerns, they offer new policy directions for political leaders and help the American people be accurately informed."--BOOK JACKET.

The Politics of Symbol in Serbia

The Politics of Symbol in Serbia Author Ivan Čolović
ISBN-10 1850655561
Year 2002-01
Pages 328
Language en

This work: analyses Serbian political mythology about the nation; examines the historical development of Serbian myths; analyses political symbolism, myth, rhetoric and propaganda, using case studies; and investigates the relationship between the masses, mass culture and politics.

Munitions of the Mind

Munitions of the Mind Author Philip M. Taylor
ISBN-10 0719067677
Year 2003-11-15
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Manchester University Press

"The range of this book, as well as the analysis it offers, makes it an ideal text for all international courses covering media and communications studies, cultural history, military history and politics. It will prove accessible to the general reader."--BOOK JACKET.

The Persuaders

The Persuaders Author James Garvey
ISBN-10 1785781006
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Icon Books

'A work of engaging pop philosophy and accessible social science [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Includes brand new material covering the US election and Brexit Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivisedand manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another. Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of persuasion and the men and women in the business of changing our minds. From the covert PR used to start the first Gulf War to the neuromarketing of products to appeal to our unconscious minds, he reveals the dark arts practised by professional persuaders. How did weend up with a world where beliefs are mass-produced by lobbyists and PR firms? Could Google or Facebook swing elections? Are new kinds of persuasion making us less likely to live happy, decent lives in an open, peaceful world? Is it too late, or can we learn to listen to reason again? The Persuadersis a call to think again about how we think now.

Propaganda Persuasion

Propaganda   Persuasion Author Garth S. Jowett
ISBN-10 9781483323527
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications

Propaganda and Persuasion, Sixth Edition, by Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell, is the only book of its kind to comprehensively cover the history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Fascinating examples, from ancient times to present day, facilitate a solid understanding of what propaganda is. The book includes current research in propaganda and persuasion, discusses the use of propaganda in psychological warfare, and offers students a systematic approach to analyzing the propaganda and persuasion they will encounter in everyday life.