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“In Terms of Peoples Rather Than Nations”: World War II Propaganda and Conceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy

Justin Hart

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights the Office of War Information's (OWI) crucial role in the formulation of postwar foreign policy and provides a thorough examination of the agency. It ... More


Humphrey Jennings

Keith Beattie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078552
eISBN:
9781781701836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078552.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet of British cinema. His documentary films employ a range of representational approaches – including collagist narrative structures and ... More


‘Much More than an Organization to Prevent War’: Beyond the Guarantee of Peace, 1917–1918

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The league idea developed in several new directions in 1917–18. Some close to Lloyd George, like Philip Kerr and Maurice Hankey, envisaged an active organization with a powerful secretariat which ... More


The Supernatural and the Second World War: Folklore and Border Science in Foreign Policy, Propaganda, and Military Operations

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter evaluates the influence of the supernatural imaginary on the Third Reich's conception of foreign policy, investment in fanciful weaponry, and use of astrology, divination, clairvoyance, ... More


The IRD: Inside the Knowledge Factory

John Jenks

in British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the Information Research Department (IRD), its organisation, and how it generated and packaged news for the media and its other clients. The IRD had overlapping functions. As ... More


Kamishibai and the Art of the Interval

Sharalyn Orbaugh

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Kamishibai is a performance art that was popular in Japan from the late 1920s to the 1960s. Most simply, a kamishibai play is a set of pictures used by a performer to tell a story to an audience, ... More


The Besieged Garden: Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Willa Cather’s One of Ours

Jane Lilienfeld

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter perceives the connections between natural imagery and war in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1931) and Willa Cather's One of Ours. Both novels critique the visual propaganda of World War ... More


Oil Culture

Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the 150 years since the birth of the petroleum industry, oil has saturated our culture, fueling our cars and wars, our economy and policies. But just as thoroughly, culture saturates oil. So what ... More


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