The Resource The battle for the mind : war and peace in the era of mass communication, Gary S. Messinger

The battle for the mind : war and peace in the era of mass communication, Gary S. Messinger

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The battle for the mind : war and peace in the era of mass communication
Title
The battle for the mind
Title remainder
war and peace in the era of mass communication
Statement of responsibility
Gary S. Messinger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most people typically think of armed conflict in physical terms, involving guns and bombs, ships and planes, tanks and missiles. But today, because of mass communication, war and the effort to prevent it are increasingly dependent on non-physical factors--the capacity to persuade combatants and citizens to engage in violence or avoid it, and the packaging of the information on which decision making is based. This book explores the many ways that mass communication has revolutionized international relations, whether the aim is to make war effectively or to prevent it. Gary Messinger shows that over the last 150 years a succession of breakthroughs in the realm of media has reshaped the making of war and peace. Along with mass newspapers, magazines, books, motion pictures, radio, television, computer software, and telecommunication satellites comes an array of strategies for exploiting these media to control popular beliefs and emotions. Images of war now arrive in many forms and reach billions of people simultaneously. Political and military leaders must react to crowd impulses that sweep around the globe. Nation-states and nongovernmental groups, including terrorists, use mass communication to spread their portrayals of reality. Drawing on a wide range of media products, from books and articles to films and television programs, as well as his own research in the field of propaganda studies, Messinger offers a fresh and comprehensive overview. He skillfully charts the path that has led us to our current situation and suggests where we might go next."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messinger, Gary S.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.W35
LC item number
M47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mass media and war
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • War and society
  • Peace-building
  • International relations
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • International relations
  • Mass media and propaganda
  • Mass media and war
  • Peace-building
  • War and society
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
The battle for the mind : war and peace in the era of mass communication, Gary S. Messinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A change in the landscape -- War encounters mass communication : 1850-1914 -- Mass communication enlists : 1914-1918 -- The democracies try to demobilize : 1919-1939 -- Dictators conquer their media : 1919-1939 -- The battle for the mind deepens : 1939-1945 -- Symbolic war takes precedence : 1945-1991 -- Mass communication becomes multipolar : 1991 and after
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781558498532
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632133135
  • (OCoLC)ocn632133135
Label
The battle for the mind : war and peace in the era of mass communication, Gary S. Messinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A change in the landscape -- War encounters mass communication : 1850-1914 -- Mass communication enlists : 1914-1918 -- The democracies try to demobilize : 1919-1939 -- Dictators conquer their media : 1919-1939 -- The battle for the mind deepens : 1939-1945 -- Symbolic war takes precedence : 1945-1991 -- Mass communication becomes multipolar : 1991 and after
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781558498532
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632133135
  • (OCoLC)ocn632133135

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