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The Resource PR! : a social history of spin, Stuart Ewen

PR! : a social history of spin, Stuart Ewen

Label
PR! : a social history of spin
Title
PR!
Title remainder
a social history of spin
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Ewen
Title variation
Social history of spin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The early years of the twentieth century were a difficult period for Big Business. Corporate monopolies, the brutal exploitation of labor, and unscrupulous business practices were the target of blistering attacks from a muckraking press and an increasingly resentful public. Corporate giants were no longer able to operate free from the scrutiny of the masses
  • "The crowd is now in the saddle," warned Ivy Lee, one of America's first corporate public relations men. "The people now rule. We have substituted for the divine right of kings, the divine right of the multitude." Unless corporations developed means for counteracting public disapproval, he cautioned, their future would be in peril. Lee's words heralded the dawn of an era in which corporate image management was to become a paramount feature of American society. Some corporations, such as AT & T, responded inventively to the emergency. Others, like Standard Oil of New Jersey (known today as Exxon), continued to fumble the PR ball for decades. The Age of Public Relations had begun
  • In this long-awaited, pathbreaking book, Stuart Ewen tells the story of the Age unfolding: the social conditions that brought it about; the ideas that inspired the strategies of public relations specialists; the growing use of images as tools of persuasion; and, finally, the ways that the rise of public relations interacted with the changing dynamics of public life itself. He takes us on a vivid journey into the thinking of PR practitioners - from Edward Bernays to George Gallup - exploring some of the most significant campaigns to mold the public mind, and revealing disturbing trends that have persisted to the present day. Using previously confidential sources, and with the aid of dozens of illustrations from the past hundred years, Ewen sheds unsparing light on the contours and contradictions of American democracy on the threshold of a new millennium
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ewen, Stuart
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM263
LC item number
.E849 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public relations
  • Public relations
Label
PR! : a social history of spin, Stuart Ewen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-470) 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
Pt 1. Stagecraft and truth in an age of public relations. 1. Visiting Edward Bernays -- 2. Dealing in reality : protocols of persuasion. Pt 2. "The crowd is in the saddle" : progressive politics and the rise of public relations. 3. Truth happens : an age of publicity begins -- 4. Controlling chaos -- 5. "Educate the public!" -- 6. House of truth. Pt 3. Changing rhetorics of persuasion. 7. Social psychology and the quest for the public mind -- 8. Unseen engineers : biography of an idea [Walter Lippman ; Edward L. Bernays] -- 9. Modern pipelines of persuasion -- 10. Optical illusions. Pt 4. Battles for the "American way". 11. Silver chains and friendly giants -- 12. The greater good -- 13. The New Deal and the publicity of social enterprise -- 14. Money talks : the publicity of private enterprise. Pt 5. Commercializing the .cosmos. 15. Public ultimatums -- 16. Engineering consensus -- Coda : The public and its problems : some notes for the new millennium
Control code
34149757
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780465061686
Lccn
96002243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
PR! : a social history of spin, Stuart Ewen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-470) 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
Pt 1. Stagecraft and truth in an age of public relations. 1. Visiting Edward Bernays -- 2. Dealing in reality : protocols of persuasion. Pt 2. "The crowd is in the saddle" : progressive politics and the rise of public relations. 3. Truth happens : an age of publicity begins -- 4. Controlling chaos -- 5. "Educate the public!" -- 6. House of truth. Pt 3. Changing rhetorics of persuasion. 7. Social psychology and the quest for the public mind -- 8. Unseen engineers : biography of an idea [Walter Lippman ; Edward L. Bernays] -- 9. Modern pipelines of persuasion -- 10. Optical illusions. Pt 4. Battles for the "American way". 11. Silver chains and friendly giants -- 12. The greater good -- 13. The New Deal and the publicity of social enterprise -- 14. Money talks : the publicity of private enterprise. Pt 5. Commercializing the .cosmos. 15. Public ultimatums -- 16. Engineering consensus -- Coda : The public and its problems : some notes for the new millennium
Control code
34149757
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780465061686
Lccn
96002243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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