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Simpson, Christopher

Overview
Works: 17 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 3,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Science fiction  Satire 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D804.G4, 940.5373
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Most widely held works by Christopher Simpson
Blowback : America's recruitment of Nazis and its effects on the Cold War by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The splendid blond beast : money, law, and genocide in the twentieth century by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science of coercion : communication research and psychological warfare, 1945-1960 by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this provocative study, Christopher Simpson demonstrates how the government-funded psychological warfare programs of the Cold War years underwrote the academic studies that formed the basis for much of modern communication research. U.S. psychological warfare programs in the Philippines, Middle East and Southeast Asia became essential in the creation and survival of what is widely considered to be mainstream mass communication studies. They aided in forming the widely held preconceptions that persist today in communication studies, public opinion research, and in the types of counterinsurgency operations that are today known as "public diplomacy" and "low intensity conflict." Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960 provides the first thorough examination of the role of the CIA, Pentagon, and other U.S. security agencies in the evolution of modern communication studies. Christopher Simpson contends that it is unlikely that communication research could have emerged in its present form without regular transfusions of money from U.S. military, intelligence, and propaganda agencies during the Cold War. These agencies saw mass communication as an instrument for persuading or dominating targeted groups in the United States and abroad; as a tool for improving military operations; and perhaps most fundamentally, as a means to extend U.S. influence more widely than ever before at a relatively modest cost. Communication research, in turn, became for a time the preferred method for testing and developing such techniques. Science of Coercion outlines the history of U.S. psychological warfare between 1945 and 1960, discussing the underlying theories, activities, and administrative structure of this type of communication enterprise. In the process, Simpson documents the role played by prominent mass communication researchers including Wilbur Schramm, Ithiel de Sola Pool, Samuel Stouffer, and Paul Lazarsfield to demonstrate the links between the so-called "founding fathers" of communication studies in the United States and psychological warfare programs. Drawing on long-classified documents and extensive archival research, Simpson has produced a fascinating study in the history of science and the sociology of knowledge. Science of Coercion offers valuable insights into the dynamics of ideology and the social psychology of mass communication. It will provide informative reading for scholars and students of communication, the history of science, and social psychology, as well as the general reader
Universities and empire : money and politics in the social sciences during the Cold War by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National security directives of the Reagan and Bush administrations : the declassified history of U.S. political and military policy, 1981-1991 by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War crimes of the Deutsche Bank and the Dresdner Bank : Office of Military Government (U.S.) reports ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der amerikanische Bumerang : NS-Kriegsverbrecher im Sold d. USA by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generation A by Douglas Coupland ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world, in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka, are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they never could have imagined
Weathering the storm : protecting your brand in the worst of times by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war crimes of the Deutsche Bank and the Dresdner Bank : the OMGUS report ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reisen ni tsukareta mōjatachi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science of coercion : communication research and psychological warfare, 1945-60 by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Üniversiteler ve Amerikan İmparatorluğu : soğuk savaş döneminde sosyal bilimlerde para ve siyaset = Universities and Empire ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The science of persuasion : communications research and psychological warfare in the Cold War by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
National security directives of the Reagan policy during the Reagan and Bush administrations : the declassified history of U.S.political and military policy : 1981-1991 by Christopher Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mischief night by Penny Woolcock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mischief Night is an exuberant, wild and contemporary comedy drama about two families (one white, one Asian) who come together unexpectedly on a local night of carnival trickery and festivity
 
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Alternative Names
シンプソン, クリストファー
Languages
English (61)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (1)
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