International Encyclopedia of Propaganda
Edited by Robert Cole
Routledge – 1998 – 1,000 pages
The International Encyclopedia of Propaganda addresses in a comprehensive manner those forms of communication -- mass communication in particular -- that are intended to produce changes in the thinking or the behaviour of their audiences. It offers 510 alphabetically-ordered essays that cover the historical, political, sociological, cultural, and artistic aspects of propaganda. The encyclopedia defines the arenas in which propaganda is employed; pinpoints the political systems in which propaganda is prominent; describes notable theorists, practitioners and their works; and examines organizations that have utilized propaganda in a systematic fashion. This well-organized, easy-to-use encyclopedia will be of use to students of world history, politics, media studies, and literature.