Totalitarian Communication – Hierarchies, Codes and Messages


The book offers integration of historical, sociological and linguistic knowledge about totalitarian society: using history and theory of communication as an integrative device for other approaches to totalitarianism, it extends the analysis of communicative practices commonly associated with fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, to other locations (France, USA and Great Britain in the 1930s) or historical contexts (post-Soviet countries). This leads to the revaluation of the term »totalitarian«: no longer an ideological label or a stock attribute of historical narration, it gets a life of its own, defining a specific constellation of hierarchies, codes and networks within a given society. With contributions by, among others, Aristotle Callis, John Richardson and Dmitrij Zakharine.

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Postoutenko, Kirill(Hg.): Totalitarian Communication – Hierarchies, Codes and Messages. Bielefeld: transcript 2010. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/3672.
 title = {Totalitarian Communication – Hierarchies, Codes and Messages},
 year = 2010,
 doi = {10.25969/mediarep/3672},
 editor = {Postoutenko, Kirill},
 address = {Bielefeld},
 publisher = {transcript},
 isbn = {9783839413937},
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