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Kurt Baschwitz : pioneer of communication studies and social psychology

Author: Jaap van Ginneken
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of a forgotten but noteworthy figure, the author tells the story of the life of Kurt Baschwitz (1886-1968), a scholar who fled from the Nazis. He wrote six books, never translated into English, on four related themes: the press, propaganda, politics, and persecution. Baschwitz independently developed concepts that are now seen as key to communication science and social psychology, and the author places  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Kurt Baschwitz; Kurt Baschwitz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap van Ginneken
ISBN: 9462986045 9789462986046
OCLC Number: 1046870877
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface[-]List of illustrations[-]1. INTRODUCTION[-]2. YOUTH & JOURNALISM[-]3. WAR AND PROPAGANDA[-]4. FIRST BOOK: PROPAGANDA AND ENEMY IMAGES, with Extract[-]5. WEIMAR AND THE PRESS[-]6. SECOND BOOK: PRESS AND AUDIENCES, with Extract[-]7. EXILE AND POLITICS[-]8. THIRD BOOK: POLITICS AND MASSES, with Extract[-]9. HIDING AND PERSECUTION[-]10. FOURTH A.F. BOOKS: PERSECUTION AND WITCH HUNTS, with Extract[-]11. FOUNDER OF MAJOR INSTITUTIONS[-]12. RETIREMENT YEARS[-]13. CONCLUSION[-]EPILOGUE[-]APPENDIX: FULL ESSAY ON 'THE POWER OF STUPIDITY' [-]Notes [-]Acknowledgements[-]References[-]Index/ Register[-]Author[-]List of abbreviations
Other Titles: Pioneer of communication studies and social psychology
Responsibility: Jaap van Ginneken.

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In this accessible, unique study of a forgotten but noteworthy figure, the author tells the story of the life of Kurt Baschwitz (1886-1968), a scholar who fled from the Nazis.  Read more...

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By rescuing Baschwitz from oblivion, Van Ginneken (e.g., 1998, 2007) has once again performed a major service to the study of mass communication. It is interesting to note the obvious similarities Read more...

 
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