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Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are - Walker, Rob
Call Number: 658.8 WAL
ISBN: 1400063914
Publication Date: 2008
Explores how advertising agencies and marketers have taken advantage of the Internet and other technologies to sell their products to consumers.

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Political Manipulation - Steele, Philip
Call Number: 320 STE
ISBN: 1403476535
Publication Date: 2006
Presents an introduction to political manipulation, describing what it is, the people that use it, and the tricks of the spin doctors trade.

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Propaganda in War and Peace - Simon, Adam
Call Number: 303.3 ADA
ISBN: 1403476551
Publication Date: 2006
Presents an introduction to propaganda, in both wartime and peace, and provides a discussion of what it is, its key players, and its history.

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Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2 vols.) - Manning, Martin J. and Clarence Wyatt eds.
Call Number: 303.37 MAN
ISBN: 1598842277
Publication Date: 2011
Examines how wartime news has been interpreted and reported in the United States and the effects of those reports on the public, discussing major events between 1675 and 1905, and describing the relationship between the press and the US military.


In the Media

Edward Bernays (the Father of Public Relations) himself tells the story of "Torches of Freedom" a phrase used to encourage women’s smoking by exploiting women's aspirations for a better life during the women’s liberation movement in the United States.

Neil Sanders - Your Thoughts Are Not Your Own: Media Manipulation Of Perception - Neil Sanders, BA, MA and a qualified Hypnotherapist, has spent years reading about and researching the subject of secret government mind control projects. Neil discusses how the media shape perceptions and use propaganda, and shows that the mainstream media should be regarded with great caution when covering certain topics and stories.


60 Minutes Segment on GoPro Camera

Watch this segment of 60 Minutes and see what you think of how GoPro is using footage from its consumers to sell its product.

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Six Remarkable Brands - A segment from Season 1 of Age of Persuasion a CBC Radio Program


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