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The Resource Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II, David Seed

Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II, David Seed

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Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II
Title
Brainwashing
Title remainder
the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II
Statement of responsibility
David Seed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Seed traces the assimilation of the notion of brainwashing into science fiction, political commentary, and conspiracy narratives of the Cold War era. He demonstrates how these works grew out of a context of political and social events and how they express the anxieties of the time." "This study reviews 1950s science fiction, Korean War fiction, and the film The Manchurian Candidate. Seed provides new interpretations of writers such as Orwell and Burroughs within the history of psychological manipulation for political purposes, using declassified and other documents to contextualize the material. He explores the shifting viewpoints of how brainwashing is represented, changing from an external threat to American values to an internal threat against individual American liberties by the U.S. government."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seed, David
Dewey number
823/.91409353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.B72
LC item number
S44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Brainwashing in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and science
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brainwashing in motion pictures
  • Alien abduction in literature
  • Conspiracies in literature
Label
Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II, David Seed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Precursors: Nineteen eighty-four in context -- Brainwashing defined and applied -- Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers -- The impact of Korea -- The Manchurian Candidate -- William Burroughs: Control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics -- Psychotherapy and social enforcement -- The control of violence -- The guinea pigs -- Cyberpunk and other revisions
Control code
55220454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780873388139
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Brainwashing : the fictions of mind control : a study of novels and films since World War II, David Seed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Precursors: Nineteen eighty-four in context -- Brainwashing defined and applied -- Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers -- The impact of Korea -- The Manchurian Candidate -- William Burroughs: Control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics -- Psychotherapy and social enforcement -- The control of violence -- The guinea pigs -- Cyberpunk and other revisions
Control code
55220454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780873388139
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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