Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960

Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960

by Christopher Simpson


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ISBN-13: 9780195102925
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 5.45(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1830L (what's this?)

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About the Author:
Christopher Simpson is Assistant Professor of Communications at American University. He is the winner of five national and international prizes for historical writing, literature and investigative reporting since 1987.

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Dan Schiller

A sobering account of institutional and intellectual complicity in Cold War counterinsurgency. Indispensable as a corrective to prevailing views of the history and purposes of communication study.
—(Dan Schiller, Univeristy of California, San Diego)

William S. Solomon

Science of Coercion is a concise superbly documented study of the U.S. government's virtual dominance of the creation and the development of mass communication research. A chilling history of federal influence on finances, research topics, and academic careers, from World War I to Vietnam, it illuminates the political context of scholarship in the United States.
—(William S. Solomon, Rutgers University)

James W. Carey

At last, a thoroughly researched, well—documented critical history of the relation between the U.S. government and the academic community in the creation and development of mass communication research. Enormously useful and clarifying.
—(James W. Carey, Columbia University)

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