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Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History 1st New edition Edition

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"A testament to the power of a personal commitment to scholarship, and...a work of clarity and depth, a feat that is to be applauded and emulated. The book delivers everything that the title promises and more.... The book is as tightly packed as an egg with good things; it is crammed with well-crafted arrays of facts that capture the minute flows of political manoeuvres across the centuries.... Written in a deceptively easy style, the book allows the reader to consider the material without battling the delivery." - Simon Downs, from the review in the journal, The Poster

Steven A. Seidman has written an exemplary study of the political poster as a medium of propaganda in different societies and eras. The historical sweep is monumental ranging from American presidential campaigns of the early nineteenth century to contemporary political campaigns in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Underpinned by meticulous research, the author provides compelling evidence of the effectiveness of the political poster and how it has influenced public opinion and behavior. This important and beautifully illustrated book is quite simply the best study of the modern political poster that I have read. --David Welch, Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War, University of Kent, England

"Steven A. Seidman rekindles my own memories as a college student of trying to convince people to put a poster in their windows, a bumper sticker on their cars, or a sign on their lawns. More important, he provides an insightful analysis of the historical importance of these forms of media that will serve as a basis for scholarship on the past to give us a glimpse into the future." --Christopher Harper, Associate Professor, Temple University

About the Author

Steven A. Seidman received his Ph.D. in instructional systems technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Since 1984, he has been on the faculty of the Roy H. Park School of Communications of Ithaca College, where he is a professor of communication management and design in the Department of Strategic Communication, of which he was chair. Among his many published works are articles in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, the Journal of Visual Literacy, the International Journal of Instructional Media, Educational Technology Research & Development, the Encyclopedia of American Music and Culture, and The Graphic Communication Handbook.

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  • Paperback: 327 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.; 1st New edition edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820486167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820486161
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven A. Seidman was born in New York City. He was a public school teacher there for eight years, and has taught college and university students for more than thirty years. Dr. Seidman teaches an online undergraduate course on political campaign imagery at Ithaca College at present, and recently taught a graduate course on communication campaigns there. He received his Ph.D. in instructional systems technology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1982. Dr. Seidman is professor emeritus of communication management and design and formerly chair of the Department of Strategic Communication of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication. His interest in election campaigns began when President Dwight D. Eisenhower paraded through his neighborhood in 1956, and he received a poster celebrating Ike's sixty-sixth birthday. An interest in the politics of other countries commenced during a visit to Chile in 1970, when he witnessed the campaign that culminated in the election of Salvador Allende. Dr. Seidman spent four years researching and writing his book, Poster, Propaganda, and Persuasion in Election Campaigns Around the World and Through History, described by David Welch (Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War, University of Kent, England) as "the best study of the modern political poster that I have read" and by Lynda Lee Kaid (Professor of Telecommunication in the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida) as "an outstanding description of how American political campaigns have used political posters." Simon Downs (Editor of the journal, The Poster, and The Graphic Communication Handbook, and Lecturer at Loughborough University, England) wrote: "The book is as tightly packed as an egg with good things; it is crammed with well-crafted arrays of facts that capture the minute flows of political manoeuvres across the centuries.... Written in a deceptively easy style, the book allows the reader to consider the material without battling the delivery." In 2010, it won the Park Faculty Writing Award. Dr. Seidman also was presented with the International Visual Literacy Association's Research Award in 2010--only the ninth recipient of this honor in twenty years.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily on December 11, 2012
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I used this book for my senior thesis and loved it. It is very well researched and thought out. Seidman makes his point by giving a thorough analysis of the posters used for elections in the US and around the world, and what was happening on the society at the time that make the posters successful or unsuccessful. Very interesting read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gordon on December 1, 2008
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This is more than just a pretty book about art, or graphics; much more. Seidman manages to give a fascinating glimpse of history throughout much of the world, done so deftly through a lense of political persuasion and social movements. Of course, there are abundant amounts of incredible and often beautiful posters; I marked over 20 of them, trying to find my favorite, and each time "topping" a previous selection. I was particularly intrigued by the audaciousness of the British and French offerings, some sinking (or rising?) to shockingly caustic negativity that makes our modern campaign propaganda seem tame. It was fascinating to see the strategy of poster design and distribution in countries where political television advertising is restricted. There is also plenty of good insight into our own political marketing system and how modern media has affected poster design and distribution in the U.S.

Whether you are into history, politics, rhetoric, art, graphics, or sociology, this well written work is a must read and probably one you'll return to again and again as political "machines" around the world cycle and recharge their grand election propaganda strategies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackie on June 18, 2013
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Great book, great packaging and shipping, and it was really new! the price was fantastic, and I got a lot of content and support to my research paper.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Brumberger on October 5, 2009
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This is an excellent book, carefully researched, well-written, and informative. Seidman gives readers a fascinating look at the history of visual campaign materials, both in the US and internationally. An abundance of visual examples illustrate the text and demonstrate not only trends but also cultural differences.

As a scholarly book, Posters, Propaganda, and Persuasion is quite accessible for advanced undergraduates and equally suitable for inclusion in a graduate-level course. Students of visual rhetoric and political science, in particular, will benefit from reading Seidman's book. Outside of the classroom, anyone with an interest in poster design, political communication, or rhetoric more broadly will enjoy the book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice Pines on October 24, 2008
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This is an excellent & scholarly book. It focuses on campaign posters in the U.S., but also covers other countries. Very well written & highly informative. Shows a great amount of research & thought. 5 stars.
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