Politics and Propaganda : Weapons of Mass Seduction, Paperback Book

Politics and Propaganda : Weapons of Mass Seduction Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Propaganda
  • ISBN: 9780719068539



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