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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
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Seed, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English fiction
  • Brainwashing in literature
  • American fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brainwashing in motion pictures
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 (p. 294-316) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Precursors : Nineteen eighty-four in context.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Brianwashing defined and applied.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers.
  • p. 50
  • 4.
  • impact of Korea.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Manchurian candidate.
  • p. 106
  • 6.
  • William Burroughs : control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics.
  • p. 134
  • 7.
  • Psychotherapy and social enforcement.
  • p. 157
  • 8.
  • control of violence.
  • p. 184
  • 9.
  • guinea pigs.
  • p. 210
  • 10.
  • Cyberpunk and other revisions.
  • p. 238
Control code
ocm55220454
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 325 p.
Isbn
9780873388139
Lccn
2004010977
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 (p. 294-316) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Precursors : Nineteen eighty-four in context.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Brianwashing defined and applied.
  • p. 27
  • 3.
  • Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers.
  • p. 50
  • 4.
  • impact of Korea.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Manchurian candidate.
  • p. 106
  • 6.
  • William Burroughs : control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics.
  • p. 134
  • 7.
  • Psychotherapy and social enforcement.
  • p. 157
  • 8.
  • control of violence.
  • p. 184
  • 9.
  • guinea pigs.
  • p. 210
  • 10.
  • Cyberpunk and other revisions.
  • p. 238
Control code
ocm55220454
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 325 p.
Isbn
9780873388139
Lccn
2004010977

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