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7%OFFJonathan Auerbach - Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion - 9781421417363 - V9781421417363
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Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion

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Description for Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion Hardback. Truly interdisciplinary in both scope and method, this book will appeal to students and scholars in American studies, history, political theory, media and communications, and rhetoric and literary studies. Series: New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History. Num Pages: 232 pages, 1, 1 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJK; JFD; JPHV; JPVK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 239 x 159 x 21. Weight in Grams: 454.
Following World War I, political commentator Walter Lippmann worried that citizens increasingly held inaccurate and misinformed beliefs because of the way information was produced, circulated, and received in a mass-mediated society. Lippmann dubbed this manipulative opinion-making process "the manufacture of consent." A more familiar term for such large-scale persuasion would be propaganda. In Weapons of Democracy, Jonathan Auerbach explores how Lippmann's stark critique gave voice to a set of misgivings that had troubled American social reformers since the late nineteenth century. Progressives, social scientists, and muckrakers initially drew on mass persuasion as part of the effort to mobilize sentiment for ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Condition
New
Series
New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History
Number of Pages
232
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD, United States
ISBN
9781421417363
SKU
V9781421417363
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About Jonathan Auerbach
Jonathan Auerbach is a professor of English at the University of Maryland-College Park. He is the coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies.

Reviews for Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion
Weapons of Democracy has clear implications for contemporary politics... Recommended. Choice Understanding the history of propaganda and public opinion presented in this stimulating and intelligent book offers one step in the right direction. The Journal of American History ... a captivating read. Journal of American Studies ... a bracing deep history of our present 'post-fact' moment. American Literary History

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