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The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda

The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda

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January 2020 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda unpacks the ever-present and exciting topic of propaganda to explain how it invades the human psyche, in what ways it does so, and in what contexts.

As a beguiling tool of political persuasion in times of war, peace, and uncertainty, propaganda incites people to take, often violent, action, consciously or unconsciously. This pervasive influence is particularly prevalent in world politics and international relations today. In this interdisciplinary Handbook, the editors have gathered together a group of world-class scholars from Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, to discuss leadership propaganda, war propaganda, propaganda for peace marketing, propaganda as a psychological tool, terror-enhanced propaganda, and the contemporary topics of internet-mediated propaganda.

Unlike previous publications on the subject, this book brings to the forefront current manifestations and processes of propaganda such as Islamist, and Far Right propaganda, from interdisciplinary perspectives.  

In its four parts, the Handbook offers researchers and academics of propaganda studies, peace and conflict studies, media and communication studies, political science and governance marketing, as well as intelligence and law enforcement communities, a comprehensive overview of the tools and context of the development and evolution of propaganda from the twentieth century to the present:

Part One: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research

Part Two: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research

Part Three: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research

Part Four: Propaganda in Context

Paul Baines, Nicholas O'Shaughnessy, & Nancy Snow
Part 01: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research
Neville Bolt
Chapter 1: Propaganda of the Deed and its Anarchist Origins
Emily Robertson
Chapter 2: Atrocity Propaganda in Australia and Great Britain during the First World War
Thomas Colley
Chapter 3: Strategic Narratives and War Propaganda
Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy
Chapter 4: From Disinformation to Fake News: Forwards into the Past
Ignas Kalpokas
Chapter 5: Post-Truth and the Changing Information Environment
Alicia Wanless & Michael Berk
Chapter 6: The Audience is the Amplifier: Participatory Propaganda
Aaron Delwiche
Chapter 7: Computational Propaganda and the Rise of the Fake Audience
Hyunjin Seo
Chapter 8: Visual Propaganda and Social Media
Jordi Xifra
Chapter 9: Public Relations and Corporate Propaganda
Part 02: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research
Chris Miles
Chapter 10: Rhetorical Methods and Metaphor in Viral Propaganda
Darren Lilleker & Pawel Surowiec
Chapter 11: Content Analysis and the Examination of Digital Propaganda on Social Media
Sergei A. Samoilenko & Margarita Karnysheva
Chapter 12: Character Assassination as Modus Operandi of Soviet Propaganda
Efe Sevin, Kadir Jun Ayhan, Won Yong Jang, & Hyelim Lee
Chapter 13: Assessing Propaganda Effectiveness in North Korea: A Limited Access Case Study
Paul Baines & Nicholas O'Shaughnessy
Chapter 14: Towards the Measurement of Islamist Propaganda Effectiveness: A Marketing Perspective
Part 03: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research
Gill Bennett
Chapter 15: Propaganda and Disinformation: How an historical Perspective Aids Critical Response Development
Ewan Lawson
Chapter 16: Atrocities, Investigations and Propaganda - Lessons from World War I
Ron Schleifer
Chapter 17: Countering Hamas and Hezbollah Propaganda
Christopher Paul & Miriam Matthews
Chapter 18: Defending Against Russian Propaganda
Maria Haigh & Thomas Haigh
Chapter 19: Fighting and Framing Fake News
Alberto M. Fernandez
Chapter 20: Measuring the Unmeasurable: Evaluating the Effectiveness of US Strategic Counterterrorism Communications
Paul Baines & Nigel Jones
Chapter 21: Countering the Fear in Propaganda
Dianne Dean & Haseeb Shabbir
Chapter 22: Peace Marketing as Counter Propaganda? Towards a Methodology
Part 04: Propaganda in Context
Alan Chong
Chapter 23: Propaganda and Information Operations in Southeast Asia: Constructing Colonialism and its Antithesis, Statehood and Peaceful Ambiguity
Chung-Min Tsai
Chapter 24: The Construction of the Chinese Dream
Nancy Snow
Chapter 25: Darkness and Light: Media, Propaganda, and Politics in Japan
Greg Simons
Chapter 26: Syria: Propaganda as a Tool in the Arsenal of Information Warfare
Zinovia Lialiouti
Chapter 27: Cold War Propaganda in Civil War Greece, 1946-1949: From State of Emergency to Normalization
Daniel Aguirre & Caroline Avila
Chapter 28: Propaganda and Populist Communication in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela
Tina Burrett
Chapter 29: Evaluating Putin's Propaganda Performance 2000-2018: Stagecraft as Statecraft
Mira Sotirovic
Chapter 30: Trumpaganda: The War on Facts, Press and Democracy
Emma L. Briant
Chapter 31: LeaveEU: Dark Money, Dark Ads and Data Crimes
Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg
Chapter 32: ISIS Female Recruits: The Alluring Propaganda Promises
Charlie Winter & Craig Whiteside
Chapter 33: IS's Strategic Communication Tactics
Gabriel Weimann
Chapter 34: The Evolution of Terrorist Propaganda in Cyberspace

The digital revolution has caused both an explosion and transformation of political messaging.  As we reach ‘peak propaganda’ so our ability to find meaning in society diminishes.  This book is a much needed contribution to understanding what it all does actually mean.

Miles Young
The Warden, New College, Oxford

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