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eBook Brainwashing: The Fictions of Mind Control ePub

by David Seed

  • ISBN: 0873388135
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: David Seed
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Kent State University Press; First Edition edition (November 19, 2004)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1335 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1494 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Precursors: Nineteen eighty-four in context - Brainwashing defined and applied - Dystopias, invasions, and takeovers - The impact of Korea - The Manchurian Candidate - William Burroughs: Control technologies, viruses, and psychotronics - Psychotherapy and social enforcement - The control of violence - The guinea pigs - Cyberpunk and other revisions.

An examination of the literary and cinematic representations of brainwashing.

Marvelously engrossing. This book is a series of wonderfully detailed and cleverly told stories, each of which debunks the brainwashing myth. Streatfeild’s narrative control cannot be faulted. Dominic Streatfeild is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His television work includes the Discovery Channel's series Age of Terror, which examined the roots of political violence.

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (. ISBN 0-340-83161-8) is a 2006 non-fiction book published by Hodder & Stoughton about the evolution of mind control from its origins in the Cold War through to today's War on Terror. The author, Dominic Streatfeild, uses formerly classified documentation and interviews from the CIA, .

Read Brainwashing, by David Seed online on Bookmate – The term "e;brainwashing,"e; coined during the Korean War, was popularized by a CIA operative who was a tireless campaigner against communism. The term "e;brainwashing,"e; coined during the Korean War, was popularized by a CIA operative who was a tireless campaigner against communism. It took hold quickly and became a means to articulate fears of totalitarian tendencies in American life.

However, the Internet itself has its own set of problems where mind control is concerned

However, the Internet itself has its own set of problems where mind control is concerned.

David Seed follows Bradbury's long career from the early short story masterpieces through his work in a wide .

Those new to Bradbury's writings will find Seed's book a useful resource for a thorough overview of Bradbury's novels, numerous short stories, and the themes, issues, and relevance of Bradbury's science fiction, then and now. Recommended. -Times Literary Supplement.

The concept of mind control or brainwashing which ever term a person prefers is one that is highly debated in. .Patty Hearst used the brainwashing defense when she was facing charges for crimes that she had committed after she joined a terrorist group.

The concept of mind control or brainwashing which ever term a person prefers is one that is highly debated in the world of psychology. For every Steve Hassan who believes that anyone's mind can be controlled one can find an expert who would disagree and try to argue that the theory of mind control does not stand against science.

An examination of the literary and cinematic representations of brainwashing during the Cold War era

“Brainwashing: A method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques” ―Random House Dictionary

The term “brainwashing,” coined during the Korean War, was popularized by a CIA operative who was a tireless campaigner against communism. It took hold quickly and became a means to articulate fears of totalitarian tendencies in American life. 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 interpret-ations 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.

Anyone with an interest in science fiction, popular culture, or the Cold War will welcome this study.