Propaganda: the Formation of Men's Attitudes
Vintage Books, 1973 - 320 Seiten
'The theme of Propaganda is quite simply. . . that when our new technology encompasses any culture or society, the result is propaganda. . . . Ellul has made many splendid contributions in this book.' -Robert R. Kirsch, The Los Angeles Times
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Finally, we take the term propaganda in its broadest sense, so that it embraces
the following areas: Psychological action: The propagandist seeks to modify
opinions by purely psychological means; most often he pursues a semi-
Just as it is a fact that mass communication media create new needs (for example
, the existence of TV creates the need to buy a set and turn it on), it is even more
the case when these means are used by propaganda. And just as propaganda ...
is anti-democratic: we do not prepare it to become a democratic nation, for on the
one hand we reinforce or continue the methods of its own authoritarian
government; and on the other, we cannot give the people, by such means, the
desire to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jaygheiser - LibraryThing
Although I take issue with some of the details, this book, written 40 years ago by a French legal scholar, resonates with me, and explains much of what I have observed. Concept of horizontal vs. vertical propaganda, or 'social' propaganda. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - NoirLibrarian - LibraryThing
Ellul, a French philosopher, sociologist, and theologian, disputes the notion that propaganda is “the work of a few evil men, seducers of the people, cheats and authoritarian rulers who want to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
chapter iThe Characteristics of Propaganda
3 CATEGORIES OF PROPAGANDA
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