The Age Of Manipulation / Edition 1993

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In our request "to be in the know" are we compromising our capacity for unadultered thought? In this startling book, Dr. Wilson Bryan Key exposes the devious and sophisticated strategies that advertisers use in newspapers, magazines and television to manipulate and seduce our thoughts and senses. He explores how the media establishes our "reality" and why, subsequently, Americans are the most manipulated people in the world. This provocative book will forever change the way you view the world around you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819186539
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/19/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1993
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,349,896
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Battle of Beliefs
Author's Warning
Pt. 1 Subliminal Media Technology: Bending Minds in Pursuit of Power and Profit
1 For Those Who Think They Think for Themselves 3
2 How to Get Inside the Open Mind - Undetected 35
3 The Underside of Consciousness 64
Pt. 2 Language and Culture: The Tools of Indoctrinability
4 Media - The Brainwashing Laundromat 93
5 How We Know That We Know That We Know 115
The Logic of Illogic
The Logic of Identification
The Logic of Excluded Middles
The Logic of Contradiction
6 The Real Thing - Symbolic Realities 148
7 Cause and Effect - The Greatest Illusion of All 164
8 The Expectations of Stereotypes 180
9 Self-Fulfilling Prophecies 205
10 The Self-Sealing World of Objectivity 227
11 The Permanently Closed Mind 249
Epilogue 265
Appendix 267
Bibliography 269
Index 283
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