Advertising And Propaganda In World War Ii

Author: David Clampin
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737325
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The ‘blitz’ – the period of Nazi bombing campaigns on civilian Britain during World War II - was a formative period for British national identity. In this groundbreaking book, David Clampin looks at the images, slogans and campaigns which helped to form the fabled ‘blitz spirit’ – powerfully echoed in Winston Churchill’s speeches. Because advertisers attempted to capitalise on war-time patriotism, Clampin’s unique focus on advertising provides a visually-rich seam of new information on the everyday war, and makes an enormous contribution to the debate on people’s experiences of war and nationalism. Using a remarkable and hitherto unseen range of primary source material - advertisements in the press, slogans and posters - this work will reshape the contested meanings of the ‘Home Front’, opening up cultural history discourses on gender and nationalism and becoming essential reading for historians of World War II and students and scholars of Media Studies and Communication Studies.

Killing The Enemy

Author: Adam Leong Kok Wey
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857729705
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During World War II, the British formed a secret division, the ‘SOE’ or Special Operations Executive, in order to support resistance organisations in occupied Europe. It also engaged in ‘targeted killing’ – the assassination of enemy political and military leaders. The unit is famous for equipping its agents with tools for use behind enemy lines, such as folding motorbikes, miniature submarines and suicide pills disguised as coat buttons. But its activities are now also gaining attention as a forerunner to today’s ‘extra-legal’ killings of wartime enemies in foreign territory, for example through the use of unmanned drones. Adam Leong’s work evaluates the effectiveness of political assassination in wartime using four examples: Heydrich’s assassination in Prague (Operation Anthropoid); the daring kidnap of Major General Kreipe in Crete by Patrick Leigh Fermor; the failed attempt to assassinate Rommel, known as Operation Flipper; and the American assassination of General Yamamoto.

The Authority Of Everyday Objects

Author: Paul Betts
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253841
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"Paul Betts first came to my attention through his pioneering article on the post-1945 Bauhaus myth as a joint German-American venture. This book is a landmark study of cultural continuities and ruptures, institutional realignments, and individual careers that introduces a breath of fresh air into a field of research long staled by received ideas. It demonstrates the rewards of approaching the years from 1933 to 1945 as a revealing window onto the subsequent history of West Germany."—Wolfgang Schivelbusch "The Authority of Everyday Objects is a small gem of the new cultural history. This is a work of striking originality and insight that fits the development of industrial design in postwar Germany into the country's broader social, cultural and political history, constructing an analytical narrative that carries from the Third Reich into the Cold War. It illuminates not merely cultural transformation but the wider social history of twentieth-century Germany."—Stanley G. Payne, author of A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 "The Authority of Everyday Objects is a refreshing, innovative, and convincing approach to post-World War II Western consumer society. Design—as a weapon in Cold War competition and as a vehicle for German redemption by revitalizing Bauhaus traditions—is thoroughly researched and wonderfully presented in Paul Betts' book. This well-illustrated work convinces the reader that design was a part of gluecklich Leben ("lucky life") and schoen wohnen ("beautiful living"), and a factor in the politicization of material culture."—Ivan T. Berend, author of Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe before World War II and History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

British Cultural Memory And The Second World War

Author: Lucy Noakes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441104976
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Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography and the visual arts, journalism and propaganda, architecture, museums, music and literature. The enduring presence of the war in the public world is echoed in its ongoing centrality in many personal and family memories, with stories of the Second World War being recounted through the generations. This collection brings together recent historical work on the cultural memory of the war, examining its presence in family stories, in popular and material culture and in acts of commemoration in Britain between 1945 and the present.

A History Of Popular Culture

Author: Raymond F. Betts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415674360
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This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world since the end of World War Two: instantaneous communications, widespread consumption in a market-based economy and the visualization of reality. Betts considers the dominance of American entertainment media and habits of consumption, assessing adaptation and negative reactions to this influence. The author surveys a wide range of topics, including: the emergence and conditions of modern popular culture the effects of global conflict the phenomenon and effects of urbanization the changing demography of the political arena and the work place the development of contemporary music culture film, television and visual experience the growth of sport as a commercial enterprise. Now updated, by Lyz Bly, to include major developments such as blogs and social networks, YouTube.com, and enhanced technologies such as the iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as the way in which the internet has reshaped the ways we consume media. The book provides an engaging introduction to this pervasive and ever-changing subject.

Radio Goes To War

Author: Gerd Horten
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520240618
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"By focusing on the medium of radio during World War II, Horten has provided us with a window into an important change in radio broadcasting that has previously been ignored by historians. The depth of research, the book's contribution to our understanding of radio and the war make Radio Goes to War an outstanding work."—Lary May, author of The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way "Radio broadcasting, and its impact on American life, still remains a neglected area of our national history. Radio Goes to War demonstrates conclusively how short-sighted that omission is. As we enter what is sure to be another era of contested claims of government control over freedom of speech, the controversies and compromises of wartime broadcasting sixty years ago provide an ominous example of difficult decisions to be made in the future. The alliance of big business, advertising, and wartime propaganda that Horten so convincingly illuminates takes on a heightened significance, especially as this relationship has tightened in the last several decades. When radio and television go to war again, will they follow the same course? This is cautionary reading for our new century."—Michele Hilmes, author of Radio Voices: American Broadcasting 1922-1952

Propaganda And Mass Persuasion

Author: Nicholas John Cull
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078205
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Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

Propaganda And Information Warfare In The Twenty First Century

Author: Scot Macdonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135983518
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This is the first book to analyze how the technology to alter images and rapidly distribute them can be used for propaganda and to support deception operations. In the past, propagandists and those seeking to conduct deception operations used crude methods to alter images of real people, events and objects, which could usually be detected relatively easily. Today, however, computers allow propagandists to create any imaginable image, still or moving, with appropriate accompanying audio. Furthermore, it is becoming extremely difficult to detect that an image has been manipulated, and the Internet, television and global media make it possible to disseminate altered images around the world almost instantaneously. Given that the United States is the sole superpower, few, if any, adversaries will attempt to fight the US military conventionally on the battlefield. Therefore, adversaries will use propaganda and deception, especially altered images, in an attempt to level the battlefield or to win a war against the United States without even having to fight militarily. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the 21st Century will be of great interest to students of information war, propaganda, public diplomacy and security studies in general.

The Third Reich

Author: David Welch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134477503
Size: 33.56 MB
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Published in the year 1994, The Third Reich is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

From Chinese Brand Culture To Global Brands

Author: W. Zhiyan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137276355
Size: 64.84 MB
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From Chinese Brand Culture to Global Brands examines branding from the Chinese perspective, and predicts that China's greatest brands are poised for global dominance.