Totalitarian communication : hierarchies, codes and messages / Kirill Postoutenko, ed.
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Totalitarian Communication (2009 : Universität Konstanz)
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- Prolegomena to the study of totalitarian communication / Kirill Postoutenko -- Stalinist rule and its communication practices : an overview / Lorenz Erren -- Public communication in totalitarian, authoritarian and Statist regimes : a comparative glance / Jean K. Chalaby -- Performance and management of political leadership in totalitarian and democratic societies : the Soviet Union, Germany and the United States in 1936 / Kirill Postoutenko -- The duce in the street : illumination in fascism / Nanni Baltzer -- Audio media in the service of the totalitarian state? / Dmitri Zakharine -- The birth of socialist realism out of the spirit of radiophonia : Maxim Gorky's project "Literaturnaja ucheba" / Jurij Murasov -- Totalitarian propaganda as discourse : a comparative look at Austria and France in the fascist era / Alexander Hanisch-Wolfram -- Violence, communication and imagination : pre-modern, totalitarian and liberal-democratic torture / Werner Binder -- The lure of fascism? : Extremist ideology in the newspaper Reality before WWII / John Richardson -- Uneasy communication in the authoritarian state : the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan / Irina Wolf -- Afterthoughts on "totalitarian" communication / Andreas Langenohl.
- By using history and theory of communication as an integrative methodological device, this book reaches out to those properties of totalitarian society which appear to be beyond the grasp of specific disciplines. Furthermore, this functional approach allows to extend the analysis of communicative practices commonly associated with fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, to other locations (France, United States of America and Great Britain in the 1930s) or historical contexts (post-Soviet developments in Russia or Kyrgyzstan). This, in turn, leads to the revaluation of the very term totalitarian : no longer an ideological label or a stock attribute of historical narration, it gets a life of its own, defining a specific constellation of hierarchies, codes and networks within a given society.
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- "Based on the proceedings of the workshop ... that took place at the University of Konstanz on June 4th-6th, 2009"--Acknowledgments.
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