Stories are weapons : psychological warfare and the American mind
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2024].
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780393881516, 0393881512
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xxv, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2024].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780393881516, 0393881512

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index.
Description
"Annalee Newitz traces the way disinformation, propaganda, and violent threats--the essential tool kit for psychological warfare--have evolved from military weapons used against foreign adversaries into tools used in domestic culture wars. Newitz delves into America's deep-rooted history with psychological operations, beginning with Benjamin Franklin's Revolutionary War-era fake newspaper and reaching its apotheosis with disinformation during twenty-first-century elections. The nation's secret weapon has long been coercive storytelling, fashioned by operatives who drew on their experiences in the ad industry and as science-fiction writers. Now, through a weapons-transfer program long unacknowledged, it has found its way into the hands of culture warriors, in conflicts from school-board fights over LGBTQ+ students to campaigns against feminist viewpoints. Stories Are Weapons delivers a powerful counter-narrative, as Newitz highlights the process of psychological disarmament, speaking with Indigenous archivists preserving their histories in new ways, activist storytellers, and technology experts transforming social media"--,Goodreads.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Newitz, A. (2024). Stories are weapons: psychological warfare and the American mind (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Newitz, Annalee, 1969-. 2024. Stories Are Weapons: Psychological Warfare and the American Mind. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Newitz, Annalee, 1969-. Stories Are Weapons: Psychological Warfare and the American Mind W. W. Norton & Company, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Newitz, Annalee. Stories Are Weapons: Psychological Warfare and the American Mind First edition., W. W. Norton & Company, 2024.

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