This volume demonstrates how the everyday literature of youth was subverted to incorporate and extol the dominant ideologies of Petain and his supporters, and indeed to promote the more overtly anti-semitic and aggressive doctrines of Nazi ...
Author: Judith K. Proud
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Literary Criticism
For the propagandists of Vichy France, children were both a target for indoctrination and a potent symbol of the innocent golden age of the French nation which the Revolution nationale was seeking to recover. This volume demonstrates how the everyday literature of youth was subverted to incorporate and extol the dominant ideologies of Petain and his supporters, and indeed to promote the more overtly anti-semitic and aggressive doctrines of Nazi sympathisers in Paris. The book shows how the narrative structures and content of children's fairy stories were accorded a privileged position in the propaganda of Vichy France in the expression and very conception of the Marechal's interpretation of the recent past and his vision of the future.
soldiers or donating gifts to the Red Cross, and Theodore Roosevelt declared in
the Child Welfare Magazine: 'Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die.'116
In Italy, each Sunday the Corriere dei Piccoli presented different heroes as ...
Author: Eberhard Demm
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science
This book demonstrates how people were kept ignorant by censorship and indoctrinated by propaganda. Censorship suppressed all information that criticized the army and government, that might trouble the population or weaken its morale. Propaganda at home emphasized the superiority of the fatherland, explained setbacks by blaming scapegoats, vilified and ridiculed the enemy, warned of the disastrous consequences of defeat and extolled duty and sacrifice. The propaganda message also infiltrated entertainment and the visual arts. Abroad it aimed to demoralize enemy troops and stir up unrest among national minorities and other marginalized groups. The many illustrations and organograms provide a clear visual demonstration of Demm's argument.
Third, as the Great Migration drew families from the Deep South to the urban
North, children found themselves in new spaces with new possibilities, sharing in
their parents' commitment to modernity and economic possibility. Finally, the ...
Author: Amy Helene Kirschke
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
In looking back on his editorship of Crisis magazine, W. E. B. Du Bois said, “We condensed more news about Negroes and their problems in a month than most colored papers before this had published in a year.” Since its founding by Du Bois in 1910, Crisis has been the primary published voice of the NAACP. Born in an age of Jim Crow racism, often strapped for funds, the magazine struggled and endured, all the while providing a forum for people of color to document their inherent dignity and proclaim their definitive worth as human beings. As the magazine’s editor from 1910 until 1934, Du Bois guided the content and the aim of Crisis with a decisive hand. He ensured that each issue argued for civil rights, economic justice, and social equality, always framing America’s intractable color line in an international perspective. Du Bois benefited from a deep pool of black literary and artistic genius, whether by commissioning the visual creativity of Harlem Renaissance artists for Crisis covers or by publishing poems and short stories from New Negro writers. From North to South, from East to West, and even reaching across the globe, Crisis circulated its ideas and marshaled its impact far and wide. Building on the solid foundation Du Bois laid, subsequent editors and contributors covered issues vital to communities of color, such as access to resources during the New Deal era, educational opportunities related to the historic Brown decision, the realization of basic civil rights at midcentury, American aid to Africa and Caribbean nations, and the persistent economic inequalities of today’s global era. Despite its importance, little has been written about the historical and cultural significance of this seminal magazine. By exploring how Crisis responded to critical issues, the essays in Protest and Propaganda provide the first well-rounded, in-depth look at the magazine's role and influence. The authors show how the essays, columns, and visuals published in Crisis changed conversations, perceptions, and even laws in the United States, thereby calling a fractured nation to more fully live up to its democratic creed. They explain how the magazine survived tremendous odds, document how the voices of justice rose above the clamor of injustice, and demonstrate how relevant such literary, journalistic, and artistic postures remain in a twenty-first-century world still in crisis.
By placing children in this context and portraying them as pre–grown-ups braving
danger, adults articulated fantasies of wrath ... Postcards reproduced widely the
range of themes evident in other representations of the child in propaganda and
Author: James Marten
Publisher: NYU Press
How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts--alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”--has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.
The Germans were portrayed as only slightly better than the hordes of Genghis
Khan , rapers of nuns , mutilators of children , and destroyers of civilisation . Once
the commitment to war had been made , an overwhelming majority of the nation ...
Author: Nicholas J. O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Communication in politics
This book provides a full and detailed analysis of the phenomenon of propaganda, its meaning, content and urgent significance, from the taunting videos of Osama Bin Laden to the scalding polemics of American campaign advertising.
Violating the Rights of Afghani Children under International Law Sonja C. Grover.
and international NGO partners (as well as certain UN bodies) put children and
education-related personnel at high risk of death and injury when they ...
Author: Sonja C. Grover
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book explores in what ways both sides involved in the so-called war on terror are using schoolchildren as propaganda tools while putting the children's security at grave risk. The book explores how terrorists use attacks on education to attempt to destabilize the government while the government and the international aid community use increases in school attendance as an ostensible index of largely illusory progress in the overall security situation and in development. The book challenges the notion that unoccupied civilian schools are not entitled under the law of armed conflict to a high standard of protection which prohibits their use for military purposes. Also examined are the potential violations of international law that can occur when government and education aid workers encourage and facilitate school attendance, as they do, in areas within conflict-affected states such as Afghanistan where security for education is inadequate and the risk of terror attacks on education high.
CHAPTER SIx THE HUN AND THE HOME: GENDER, SExUALITy AND PROPAGANDA IN FIRST WORLD WAR ... Our mothers and wives are safe, our children still play and fear no harm;” the other of an invaded Belgian street scene,
World War I and Propaganda offers a new look at a familiar subject. Scholars examine the complex negotiations involved in propaganda within the British Empire, in occupied territories, in neutral nations, and how war should be conducted.
They were doing this through new labs built in schools and through Internet-
ready vans that would drive into the desert and into small villages, where children
and adults could plug into the wider world. All their efforts at education, however,
Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They explore war coverage, propaganda techniques, public opinion, and the effects of media globalization on human affairs and communication, as well as the cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world.
It used force and propaganda. It indoctrinated children. It induced people to
participate in activities that committed them to the Nazi world view: political
meetings, youth groups, mating to create “pure Aryan” Germans, the boycott of
Author: Ervin Staub
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Explores the psychological, cultural, and societal roots of group aggression, violence, and genocide.
It is not unusual for children (and other family members) to become afraid of their
returning parents in such situations. ... And they may be enticed into becoming child soldiers by propaganda, a strong belief in the goal of the conflict, the thrill of
Author: Philip J. Landrigan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes. Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment-and that exposure during their developmental "windows of susceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment. The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological, physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data on rising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin. With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve as the field's benchmark for years to come.