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The Resource Flash effect : science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America, David J. Tietge

Flash effect : science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America, David J. Tietge

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Flash effect : science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America
Title
Flash effect
Title remainder
science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
David J. Tietge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The ways science and technology are portrayed in advertising, in the news, in our politics, and in the culture at large inform the way we respond to these particular facts of life. The better we are at recognizing the rhetorical intentions of the purveyors of information and promoters of mass culture, the more adept we become at responding intelligently to them." "Flash Effect, a book by David J. Tietge, documents the manner in which leaders at the highest levels of our political and cultural institutions conflated the rhetoric of science and technology with the rhetorics of religion and patriotism to express their policies for governance at the onset of the Cold War and to explain them to the American public."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tietge, David J.
Dewey number
303.48/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.52.U5
LC item number
T54 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Religion and science
  • Rhetoric
  • Cold War
  • Popular culture
  • English language
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Flash effect : science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America, David J. Tietge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) 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
Theoretical perspectives on the rhetoric of science. Further theoretical foundations for the rhetoric of science -- A way to study the rhetoric of science -- Precedents for science as the emerging hegemony. Philosophical implications : Bacon and Descartes -- Darwin and the roots of the evolution/creation controversy -- The new age of science. Profile of the scientist : the iconographic mythos -- The popular press, the popular scientist, and the solubility ethos -- Responses to Sputnik -- New anxieties, new solutions, and nonnuclear science. Other sources of cold war anxiety --The symbolic megaphone of life -- Dominant attitudes -- The images, metaphors, and religious symbolism of science. Theory of dominant metaphors -- Key metaphors of the cold war -- The convergent manifestation of the Trinity Test and Hiroshima bombings. Machines and man -- "Control and smooth performance" -- The metaphorical cycle -- Conclusion : cold war leftovers
Control code
48920554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780821414330
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002017543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Flash effect : science and the rhetorical origins of Cold War America, David J. Tietge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) 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
Theoretical perspectives on the rhetoric of science. Further theoretical foundations for the rhetoric of science -- A way to study the rhetoric of science -- Precedents for science as the emerging hegemony. Philosophical implications : Bacon and Descartes -- Darwin and the roots of the evolution/creation controversy -- The new age of science. Profile of the scientist : the iconographic mythos -- The popular press, the popular scientist, and the solubility ethos -- Responses to Sputnik -- New anxieties, new solutions, and nonnuclear science. Other sources of cold war anxiety --The symbolic megaphone of life -- Dominant attitudes -- The images, metaphors, and religious symbolism of science. Theory of dominant metaphors -- Key metaphors of the cold war -- The convergent manifestation of the Trinity Test and Hiroshima bombings. Machines and man -- "Control and smooth performance" -- The metaphorical cycle -- Conclusion : cold war leftovers
Control code
48920554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780821414330
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002017543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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