Radio goes to war [electronic resource] : the cultural politics of propaganda during World War II
- Gerd Horten.
- Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002.
- Physical description
- xiv, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- ACLS Humanities E-Book.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgments Introduction: Radio and the Privatization of War PART I. RADIO NEWS, PROPAGANDA, AND POLITICS DURING WORLD WAR II
- Chapter 1: Radio News, Propaganda, and Politics: From the New Deal to World War II
- Chapter 2: Uneasy Persuasion: Government Radio Propaganda, 1941-1943
- Chapter 3: Closing Ranks: Propaganda, Politics, and Domestic Foreign-Language Radio PART II. SELLING THE WAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: RADIO ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING
- Chapter 4: The Rewards of Wartime Radio Advertising
- Chapter 5: "Radio Propaganda Must Be Painless": The Comedians Go to War
- Chapter 6: "Twenty Million Women Can't Be Wrong": Wartime Soap Operas Epilogue: The Privatization of America Notes Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2010. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.