The International Encyclopedia of Propaganda addresses in a comprehensive manner those forms of communication -- mass communication in particular -- that are intended to produce changes in the thinking or the behaviour of their audiences. It offers 510 alphabetically-ordered essays that cover the historical, political, sociological, cultural, and artistic aspects of propaganda. The encyclopedia defines the arenas in which propaganda is employed; pinpoints the political systems in which propaganda is prominent; describes notable theorists, practitioners and their works; and examines organizations that have utilized propaganda in a systematic fashion. This well-organized, easy-to-use encyclopedia will be of use to students of world history, politics, media studies, and literature.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 1000
Weight: 3062 g
Dimensions: 276 x 219 mm
'Fitzroy Dearborn has by now established a niche in the publication of all-encompassing subject encyclopedias. This latest work from Fitzroy Dearborn is a welcome addition to its list, not only for its wide coverage, but also for its illumination of some dark corners in which propaganda can so easily undermine and tarnish access to information ... Social science collections will be incomplete without this Encyclopedia.' Reference Reviews 'Recommended for reference collections and wherever there is an interest in the subject and a need to facilitate the evaluation of information's credibility and significance.' Reference Books Bulletin