The Art of Persuasion: Political Communication in Italy from 1945 to the 1900s

The Art of Persuasion: Political Communication in Italy from 1945 to the 1900s

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Overview

This book explores the variety of means by which political information has been conveyed in Italy from the early post-war period to the current era when political discourse takes second place to style, image, and soundbite. Examined are both official forms of communication (cinema, government newsreel, the press, election broadcasts) and more informal, clandestine forms of communication mostly originating from social movements, pressure groups and other organizations outside the party system (satire, political songs, terrorism).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719041709
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2002
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Luciano Cheles is Senior Lecturer of Italian Studies at the Department of European Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University.

Lucio Sponza is Professor of Italian Studies at the School of Languages at the University of Westminster.

Table of Contents

Part I: Party Propaganda and Political Discourse * Italian Modernization and the Propaganda of the Marshal Plan—David W. Ellwood * Government Propaganda—Maria Adelaide Frabotta * Italian Propaganda Abroad—Lucio Sponza * The Italian Communist Party in Propaganda Films of the Early Post-War Period—Mino Argentieri * Political Identity and Communication —Jeff C. Pratt * Political Rituals—David Kertzer * The Political Press—Marion Isnenghi * Picture Battles in the Piazza—Luciano Cheles * Advertising Politics on TV—Isabella Pezzini * The Language of Politics—Patrick McCarthy * Part II: Persuasion Through Symbolism and Spectacle * Meetings of Desire—Umberto Eco * Persuasion by Violence—David Moss * The Last Laugh—Robert Lumley * The Center Cannot Hold—Alessandro Portelli * Dress, Politics and Fashion 1960-80—Cristina Giorgetti * Fashion and Political Communication from the 1980s to the Present—Maria Pia Pozzato * Ritual Degradation as Public Display—Pier Paolo Giglioli

Part I: Party Propaganda and Political Discourse * Italian Modernization and the Propaganda of the Marshal Plan—David W. Ellwood * Government Propaganda—Maria Adelaide Frabotta * Italian Propaganda Abroad—Lucio Sponza * The Italian Communist Party in Propaganda Films of the Early Post-War Period—Mino Argentieri * Political Identity and Communication —Jeff C. Pratt * Political Rituals—David Kertzer * The Political Press—Marion Isnenghi * Picture Battles in the Piazza—Luciano Cheles * Advertising Politics on TV—Isabella Pezzini * The Language ofPolitics—Patrick McCarthy * Part II: Persuasion Through Symbolism and Spectacle * Meetings of Desire—Umberto Eco * Persuasion by Violence—David Moss * The Last Laugh—Robert Lumley * The Center Cannot Hold—Alessandro Portelli * Dress, Politics and Fashion 1960-80—Cristina Giorgetti * Fashion and Political Communication from the 1980s to the Present—Maria Pia Pozzato * Ritual Degradation as Public Display—Pier Paolo Giglioli

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