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Enemy Images in War Propaganda
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Enemy Images in War Propaganda
Enemy Images in War Propaganda Editor: Marja Vuorinen
Contributors: Tiina Lintunen, Vares Vesa, Sarah Gordon, Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Marisa Vuorinon, Ron Schleifer
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781443836418
Publication Date: 2012
Format: Hardcover
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Dr. Marja Vuorinen is a Researcher in the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
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This essential collection of essays shows how today’s ideological enmity is molded, spread and managed—by examining propaganda operations of the past.

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Book Description

In the post-9/11 world, the emotionally charged concepts of identity and ideology, enmity and political violence have once again become household words. Contrary to the serene assumptions of the early 1990s, history did not end. Civilisations are busy clashing against one another, and the self-proclaimed pacified humanity is once again showing its barbaric roots.

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Religion mixes with politics to produce governments that abuse even their own citizens, and victorious insurgents too often fail to carry out promised reforms. Terrorists blow up unsuspecting pedestrians, and allegedly democratic nations threaten to bomb allegedly less democratic ones back to the Stone Age. Mass demonstrations materialise like flash mobs out of nowhere, prepared to hold their ground until the bitter end.

Where does all this passionate intensity come from? To better understand how the ideological enmity of today is moulded, spread and managed, this book investigates the propaganda operations of the past. Its topics range from the ruthless portrayal of female enemy soldiers in an early-20th-century civil war setting to the multiple enemy images cherished by Adolf Hitler, and onwards, to the WWII Soviet Russians as a subtype of a more ancient notion of the Eastern Hordes. Of more recent events, the book covers the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and the still ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. The closing chapter on cyber warfare introduces the reader to the invisible enemies of the future.

Enemy Images in War Propaganda

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Enemy Images as Inversions of the Self
  2. Filthy Whores and Brave Mothers: Women in War Propaganda
  3. Hitler’s Enemy Images as Inversions of the ‘Good German’
  4. Childlike Masses against True Men of Valour: The Comical Image of the Russians in Finland During The Finnish-Soviet Winter War (1939-1940)
  5. Exploiting the Hutu/Tutsi Divide: The Relationship between Extremist Propaganda and Genocide in Rwanda
  6. The Enemy’s Image: Propaganda in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  7. The Enemy in a Postmodern Age: Military Organisation Perspective