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War, Media, and Propaganda : A Global Perspective - Yahya R. Kamalipour

War, Media, and Propaganda

A Global Perspective

By: Yahya R. Kamalipour (Editor), Nancy Snow (Editor), Ben H. Bagdikian (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 28th September 2004
ISBN: 9780742535626
Number Of Pages: 280

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This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They examine the processes behind media coverage of war, sophisticated propaganda techniques, the dynamics of public opinion, and the effects on human affairs and communication. As the book moves through theoretical discussions to regional and national views, it explores cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world, concluding with recommendations and solutions to key problems of media globalization.

Taken together, the 24 essays in this collection demonstrate once again the truth of the cliche that truth is the first casualty of war. Several contributors discuss, and are disturbed by, the unprecedented extent of deliberate, detailed, and systematic lying (all of which has been documented) by the Bush administration regarding the instigation and conduct of the war on Iraq. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
There has been a reflex throughout the history of modern news: When the country goes to war, so do the major news organizations. They consider it 'patriotic.' But it is dubious patriotism that abandons citizens in unnecessary ignorance of critical information. . . . The before-and-after picture of United States officialdom presents a stark lesson of the tragedies of war and propaganda repeated in the major media. -- Ben H. Bagdikian, from the foreword

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Information Dominance: The Philosophy of Total Propaganda Control?p. 7
From Bombs and Bullets to Hearts and Minds: U.S. Public Diplomacy in an Age of Propagandap. 17
Selling the Iraq War: The Media Management Strategies We Never Sawp. 25
Measuring Success: Profit and Propagandap. 33
Spinning War and Blotting Out Memoryp. 47
Weapons of Mass Distraction: World Security and Personal Politicsp. 59
Spectacle and Media Propaganda in the War on Iraq: A Critique of U.S. Broadcasting Networksp. 69
War as Promotional "Photo Op": The New York Times's Visual Coverage of the U.S. Invasion of Iraqp. 79
Murdoch's War--A Transnational Perspectivep. 93
Glossy: American Hegemony and the Culture of Deathp. 101
War, Propaganda, and Islam in Muslim and Western Sourcesp. 107
Enemy Image: A Case Study in Creating a Mata Harip. 117
Anatomy of a Bonding: An Embedded Reporter's Account of the Bonding Process with the Soldiersp. 125
The War on Iraq: A Reporter's Observationsp. 131
America: The Fourth Reichp. 139
War on Iraq and Media Coverage: A Middle Eastern Perspectivep. 147
Iranians and Media Coverage of the War in Iraq: Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Contradictionp. 171
South Africa and Iraq: The Battle for Media Realityp. 179
The Chinese Watching the Iraqi War with Shock and Awe--As a Spectacular Gamep. 189
The Self-Absorbed Bully: A Brazilian View of the United States at Warp. 199
Threat or Ally? U.S.-Latin American Relations and the Middle East Conflictp. 207
From Propaganda to Public Diplomacy in the Information Agep. 219
Can We Make Them Love Us? Public Diplomacy after 9/11p. 227
War, Media, and Propaganda: An Epiloguep. 237
Suggested Readingsp. 243
Indexp. 247
About the Contributorsp. 255
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ISBN: 9780742535626
ISBN-10: 0742535622
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 28th September 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48