The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda

Edited by Paul Baines, Nicholas O’Shaughnessy, and Nancy Snow Forthcoming 2020 There is some controversy over what role propaganda plays and whether or not it radicalizes people to take part in these actions. This deserves much further exploration in this volume. Most believe propaganda has a strong role to play in radicalization given its traditional …

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A Rhetoric of Divisive Partisanship

The 2016 American Presidential Campaign Discourse of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump By Colleen Elizabeth Kelly This book examines the campaign speeches of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as they targeted members of the American public that were ideologically different but equally emotionally vulnerable. Each appealed to marginalized segments of the electorate, groups at opposite …

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Presidential Communication and Character

White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump By Stephen J. Farnsworth This book traces the evolution of White House news management during America’s changing media environment over the past two decades. Comparing and contrasting the communication strategies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, it demonstrates …

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Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict

By Karina V. Korostelina In this book, Karina V. Korostelina offers a novel framework for analyzing the ways in which seemingly minor insults between ethnic groups, nations, and other types of groups escalate to disproportionately violent behavior and political conflict. Insult can take many forms. Yet, as this book shows, it is always a social …

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The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics

By Salena Zito and Brad Todd Zito and Todd have traveled on over 27,000 miles of country roads to interview more than 300 Trump voters in 10 swing counties. What they have discovered is that these voters were hiding in plain sight–ignored by both parties, the media, and the political experts all at once, ready …

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Systemic Humiliation in America Finding Dignity within Systems of Degradation

Edited by Daniel Rothbart This volume explores contemporary social conflict, focusing on a sort of violence that rarely receives coverage in the evening news. This violence occurs when powerful institutions seek to manipulate the thoughts of marginalized people—manufacturing their feelings and fostering a sense of inferiority—for the purpose of disciplinary control.  Many American institutions strategically …

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Politics Is a Joke!: How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life

By S. Robert Lichter, Jody C Baumgartner, Jonathan S. Morris Does late night political humor matter? Are late-night comedians merely entertaining, or do they have the power to influence the way we think about politics and politicians? Politics Is a Joke! situates late night comedy in the historical context of political humor and demonstrates how the public …

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The Changing Face of Warfare in the 21st Century

By Gregory Simons and Iulian Chifu Using cogent examples drawn variously from conflicts of the Arab Spring, the Islamic State and Russian adventurism in South Ossetia, Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, the authors demonstrate the application of Information Warfare, the practice of Hybrid Warfare, and offensive use of diplomacy, communications, economics and international law to obtain …

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