Totalitarian Communication – Hierarchies, Codes and Messages
Editor(s): Postoutenko, Kirill
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.
Table Of Contents
- Lorenz Erren: Stalinist Rule and Its Communication Practices: An Overview
- Jean K. Chalaby: Public Communication in Totalitarian, Authoritarian and Statist Regimes: A Comparative Glance
- Kirill Postoutenko: Performance and Management of Political Leadership in Totalitarian and Democratic Societies: The Soviet Union, Germany and the United States in 1936
- Nanni Baltzer: The Duce in the Street: Illumination in Fascism
- Dmitri Zakharine: Audio Media in the Service of the Totalitarian State?
- Jurij Murašov: The Birth of Socialist Realism out of the Spirit of Radiophonia: Maxim Gorky’s Project “Literaturnaja ucheba”
- Alexander Hanisch-Wolfram: Totalitarian Propaganda as Discourse: A Comparative Look at Austria and France in the Fascist Era
- Werner Binder: Violence, Communication and Imagination: Pre-Modern, Totalitarian and Liberal-Democratic Torture
- John Richardson: The Lure of Fascism? Extremist Ideology in the Newspaper REALITY Before WWII
Postoutenko, Kirill (Hg.): Totalitarian Communication – Hierarchies, Codes and Messages. Bielefeld: transcript 2010. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/3672.
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