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PROPAGANDA

 

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(Updated on 26/05/2016)

 

 

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VOCABULARY :

  • Propaganda "is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of the community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument. Propaganda is usually repeated and dispersed over a wide variety of media in order to create the chosen result in audience attitudes..."
    (Wikipedia)


 

  • 50 Types of Propaganda
    "Are you a propagandist? If you write nonfiction intended to persuade, yes, by a broad definition, you almost certainly are.
    Here are fifty terms for, and definitions of, forms of propaganda, at least one of which such writers will likely employ in a given piece of content."
    (dailywritingtips.com)


FACTS :

  • Propaganda: Lies and distortion - The British Library's new exhibition
    "Propaganda has a bad name. It is what repressive regimes use to glorify their leaders, motivate their citizens and demonise their enemies.
    It is about lies and distortion, manipulation and misrepresentation."

    + Watch three examples of historical public information films
    (BBC)
  • Better Homes & Bunkers: The Fallout Shelter for the Nuclear Family
    "The family fallout shelter’s ostensible purpose — to ensure survival during and after a nuclear attack
    — was impossible to achieve. 
    That wasn’t why it was created. It was part of the propaganda campaign to convince the American people
    that they could survive a nuclear war...
    In 1959, the government published and distributed millions of copies of a 32-page booklet called The Family Fallout Shelter.
    It included step-by-step instructions for building the Concrete Block Shelter, a cube constructed of concrete block and mortar."  

    (observatory.designobserver.com)

 

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LITERATURE :

  • 1984, a novel by George Orwell (Published in 1949)
    It "is a classic dystopian novel by English author George Orwell. Published in 1949, it is set in the eponymous year and focuses on a repressive,totalitarian regime. The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literature. Smith grows disillusioned with his meager existence and so begins a rebellionagainst the system that leads to his arrest and torture..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

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