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The discourse of propaganda : case studies from the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror

Author: John Oddo
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using case studies from recent American military interventions, examines propaganda as an intertextual process, one in which discourse is recontextualized faithfully by multiple parties over time. Explores how messages are constructed, performed, and recontextualized in new and diverse situations"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Oddo
ISBN: 9780271081175 0271081171 9780271081168 0271081163
OCLC Number: 1034611338
Description: vi, 289 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : approaching propaganda with a critical eye --
Defining propaganda and historicizing America's wars in the Middle East. Theorizing propaganda : intertextuality, manipulation, and power ; The Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror : a brief history --
Manufacturing an atrocity. How the incubator story became news : the power of performative semiotics ; Keep war fever alive : the circulation of the uncubator story --
Infiltrating network news. Message force multipliers : rewarding recontextualization ; Enacting and entextualizing the voice of the expert ; The evolution of a talking point --
The art of the slogan. "Support our troops" as portable text and cultural tradition ; "Support our troops" as vertical and horizontal propaganda --
Conclusion : war propaganda and the prospects for resistance.
Responsibility: John Oddo.

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