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Two Decades of American Painting: Propaganda?

Elliott, Rebecca


Joseph Nye Jr�s theory of �soft power� contends that fine art, drama, and dance can disperse and convey subtle ideologies, but is this propaganda? Propaganda has come to be thought of in a pejorative manner and is often used as blanket terminology. Nye disputes that soft power and propaganda are the same thing; he states that the spreading of impartial information of soft power resources is something that propaganda can never do. While there has been criticism of his theory of soft power, in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The International Journal of the Arts in Society


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