Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Proaganda During World War II

By: Horten, Gerd

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"Radio Goes to War "is the first comprehensive and in-depth look at the role of domestic radio in the United States during the Second World War. As this study convincingly demonstrates, radio broadcasting played a crucial role both in government propaganda and within the context of the broader cultural and political transformations of wartime America. Gerd Horten's absorbing narrative argues that no medium merged entertainment, propaganda, and advertising more effectively than radio. As a result, America's wartime radio propaganda emphasized an increasingly corporate and privatized vision of America's future, with important repercussions for the war years and the postwar era. Examining radio news programs, government propaganda shows, advertising, soap operas, and comedy programs, Horten situates radio wartime propaganda in the key shift from a Depression-era resentment of big business to the consumer and corporate culture of the postwar period.

Title: Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Proaganda During World War II

Author: Horten, Gerd

Categories: Politics, Media,

Publisher: University of California Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0520240618

ISBN Number 13: 9780520240612

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Media

Seller ID: 142661

Description: Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 218 pages with b&w pics.