Propaganda & Mass Persuasion

Thursday, March 02, 2006

In Wartime by Paul Fussell, Type-Casting seem to be the more interesting chapter. In Type-Casting I thought it was absurd that the soldierly imagination categorized people in four different ways which were:

  1. Female ( mothers, sisters, grandmothers ect.) this was agents of sexual solace.
  2. Ederly men who runs the draft boards
  3. The infantine
  4. The physically unfit.

I personally think that people should not be categorized as well as the solders do not have the authority to do such thing.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Type-casting is a human activity. It is not "authorized" it is a human phenomenon that people use to make sense of the world. The ways in which women are type-cast are an important part of wartime propaganda, and an important part of popular culture.

3/08/2006 11:36 PM  

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