Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II

Author: David Seed
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Seed traces the assimilation of the notion of brainwashing into science fiction, political commentary, and conspiracy narratives of the Cold War era. He demonstrates how these works grew out of a context of political and social events and how they express the anxieties of the time." "This study reviews 1950s science fiction, Korean War fiction, and the film The Manchurian Candidate. Seed provides new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seed, David.
Brainwashing.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)609363371
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Seed
ISBN: 0873388135 9780873388139
OCLC Number: 55220454
Description: xxvi, 325 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Precursors: Nineteen eighty-four in context --
Brainwashing defined and applied --
Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers --
The impact of Korea --
The Manchurian Candidate --
William Burroughs: Control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics --
Psychotherapy and social enforcement --
The control of violence --
The guinea pigs --
Cyberpunk and other revisions.
Responsibility: David Seed.

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This study of literary and cinematic representations of brainwashing during the Cold War era reviews science fiction, Korean War fiction, and The Manchurian Candidate film. It explores how views on  Read more...

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