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Week Seven - Imagining the Other: Propaganda and Public Opinion

- What images of the Other did the media convey to the public?

- How successfully were the western media able to penetrate the iron curtain?

- Did the general public support Cold War confrontation?

Texts

‘Reactions to the Building of the Berlin Wall in East Germany’

Media/broadcasting

Aronson, James, The Press and the Cold War (Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970). PM
Becker, Jonathan A., Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (Houndmills: Macmillan, 1999). PM
Bernhard, Nancy, U.S. Television News and Cold War Propaganda, 1947-1960 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999). PM
Bernhard, Nancy E., ‘Clearer Than Truth: Public Affairs Television and the State Department’s Domestic Information Campaigns, 1947-1952’, Diplomatic History, 21 (1997), 545-67.
Brooks, Jeffrey, Thank you, comrade Stalin!: Soviet public culture from revolution to Cold War (Princeton, NJ: PUP, 1999), ch. 8. DK.266.4.B7
Curtin, Michael, Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics (New Brunswick/New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 1995). PM
Defty, Andrew, Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda, 1945-53: The Information Research Department (London: Routledge, 2004). DA.588.D3
Doherty, Thomas, Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism and American Culture (New York: Columbia UP, 2003). HD.8561.D6
Graffy, Julian, and Hosking, Geoffrey, Culture and the Media in the USSR Today (Houndmills: Macmillan, 1989). PM
Hixson, Walter L., Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture and the Cold War, 1945-1961 (Houndmills: Macmillan, 1997). PM
Keen, Sam, Faces of the Enemy: Reflections of the Hostile Imagination: The Psychology of Enmity (San Francisco, Calif.: Harper & Row, 1986). PM
Lashmar, Paul and James Oliver, Britain’s Secret Propaganda War, 1948-1977 (Thrupp: Sutton, 1998). PM
Mickiewicz, Ellen, Split Signals: Television and Politics in the Soviet Union (New York: OUP, 1988). PM
Nelson, Michael, War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War (London and Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1997). PM
Puddington, Arch, Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (Lexington, Ke.: Kentucky UP, 2000). PM
Simpson, Christopher, Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960 (New York and Oxford: OUP, 1994). PM

Public/popular opinion

Allinson, Mark, Politics and Popular Opinion in East Germany 1945-1968 (Manchester: MUP, 2000). DD.261.A5
Almond, Gabriel, The American People and Foreign Policy (2nd edn.; New York: Praeger, 1960). JE.242.A5
Bell, P.M.H., John Bull and the Bear: British Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and the Soviet Union, 1941-45 (London: Arnold, 1990). DA47.65.B3
Fearon, James D., ‘Domestic Political Audiences and the Escalation of International Disputes’, American Political Science Review, 88 (1994).
Foyle, Douglas C., Counting the Public In: Presidents, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (New York: Columbia UP, 1999). JE.242.F6
Inkeles, Alex and Raymond Bauer, The Soviet Citizen: Daily Life in a Totalitarian Society (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1961). HC.531.I6
Merritt, Richard and Anna, Public Opinion in Occupied Germany: The OMGUS Surveys, 1945-1949 (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1970). PM
________, Public Opinion in Semisovereign Germany: The HICOG Surveys, 1949-1955 (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1980). HD.6223.M3
Noelle, Elisabeth and Neumann, Erich Peter, The Germans: Public Opinion Polls, 1947-1966 (Allensbach and Bonn: Verlag für Demoskopie, 1967). PM
________, The Germans: Public Opinion Polls, 1967-1980 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1981). PM
Page, Benjamin I. and Robert Y. Shapiro, The Rational Public: Fifty Years of Trends in Americans’ Policy Preferences (Chicago: Chicago UP, 1992), chs. 5-6. PM
Ross, Corey, Constructing Socialism at the Grass Roots: The Transformation of East Germany, 1945-1965 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000). DD.261.4.R6
White, John Kenneth, Still Seeing Red: How the Cold War Shapes the New American Politics (Boulder, Col.: Westview, 1998). PM