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dc.contributor.authorRantanen, Terhi
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-15T09:21:46Z
dc.date.available2024-05-15T09:21:46Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/90243
dc.description.abstractIn Dead Men’s Propaganda: Ideology and Utopia in Comparative Communications Studies, Terhi Rantanen investigates the shaping of early comparative communications research between the 1920s and 1950s, notably the work of academics and men of practice in the United States. Often neglected, this intellectual thread is highly relevant to understanding the 21st-century’s challenges of war and rival streams of propaganda. Borrowing her conceptual lenses from Karl Mannheim and Robert Merton, Rantanen draws on detailed archival research and case studies to analyse the extent and importance of work outside and inside the academy, illuminating the work of pioneers in the field. Some of these were well-known academics such as Harold Lasswell and the authors of the seminal book Four Theories of the Press. Others operated in the world of news agencies, such as Associated Press's Kent Cooper, or were marginalised as émigré scholars, notably Paul Kecskemeti and Nathan Leites. Her study shows how comparative communications, from its very beginning, can be understood as governed by the Mannheimian concepts of ideology and utopia and the power play between them. The close relationship between these two concepts resulted in a bias in knowledge production, contributed to dominant narratives of generational conflicts, and to the demarcation of Insiders and Outsiders. By focusing on a generation at the forefront of comparative communications at this pivotal time in the 20th century, this book challenges orthodoxies in the intellectual histories of communication studies.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::K Economics, Finance, Business and Management::KN Industry and industrial studies::KNT Media, entertainment, information and communication industriesen_US
dc.subject.otherPropaganda; Media; Comparative communicationsen_US
dc.titleDead Men’s Propagandaen_US
dc.title.alternativeIdeology and Utopia in Comparative Communications Studiesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.31389/lsepress.wmfen_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy8996d5ab-b1fc-4644-a5bd-52673e1189feen_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781911712183en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781911712206en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781911712213en_US
oapen.pages363en_US
oapen.place.publicationLondonen_US


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