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Propaganda, Power and Persuasion. From World I to Wikileaks

Welch, David, ed. (2013) Propaganda, Power and Persuasion. From World I to Wikileaks. International Library of Historical Studies, 90 . I.B.Tauris, 272 pp. ISBN 978-1-78076-458-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40703)

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Abstract

As Philip Taylor has written, The challenge (of the modern information age) is to ensure that no single propaganda source gains monopoly over the information and images that shape our thoughts. If this happens, the war propagandists will be back in business again. Propaganda came of age in the Twentieth Century. The development of mass- and multi-media offered a fertile ground for propaganda while global conflict provided the impetus needed for its growth. Propaganda has however become a portmanteau word, which can be interpreted in a number of different ways. What are the characteristic features of propaganda, and how can it be defined? The distinguished contributors to this book trace the development of techniques of opinion management from the First World War to the current conflict in Afghanistan. They reveal how state leaders and spin-doctors operating at the behest of the state, sought to shape popular attitudes - at home and overseas - endeavouring to harness new media with the objective of winning hearts and minds. The book provides compelling evidence of how the study and practice of propaganda today is shaped by its history.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 31207; Welch was the editor of this volume. The sections of the publication being submitted for this output are:Introduction: '"Opening Pandora's Box" Propaganda, Power and Persuasion' 'Images of the Hun: The Portrayal of the German Enemy in British Propaganda in World War One' 'Today Germany Tomorrow the World. Nazi Propaganda and Total War';
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40703 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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