Nordic Media Histories of Propaganda and Persuasion: An Introduction

Fredrik Norén, Emil Stjernholm, C. Claire Thomson

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The introduction to the edited collection maps the overarching aims of the book, discusses the time frame and the geographical focus, and situates the book in a media historical research tradition on propaganda and persuasion. A key ambition with this volume is to advance a transnational approach to media history, highlighting how actors and institutions, ideas and practices, have been shaped by transnational entanglements within the Nordic region and beyond. Further, the introduction lays out the rationale for focusing on the entanglement of things, ideas and actors rather than media representations, cross-border connections rather than national comparisons, as well as the importance of a broad media concept in the study of propaganda and persuasion. Lastly, the introduction provides a short overview of chapters included in the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Media Histories of Propaganda and Persuasion
EditorsFredrik Norén, Emil Stjernholm, C. Claire Thomson
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-05171-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-05170-8, 978-3-031-05173-9
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Media and Communications

Free keywords

  • transnational
  • propaganda
  • media history
  • Nordic model
  • cultural diplomacy
  • Nation-branding


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