The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda unpacks the ever-present and exciting topic of propaganda to explain how it invades the human psyche, in what ways it does so, and in what contexts. As a beguiling tool of political persuasion in times of war, peace, and uncertainty, propaganda incites people to take, often violent, action, consciously or unconsciously. This pervasive influence is particularly prevalent in world politics and international relations today. In this interdisciplinary Handbook, the editors have gathered together a group of world-class scholars from Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, to discuss leadership propaganda, war propaganda, propaganda for peace marketing, propaganda as a psychological tool, terror-enhanced propaganda, and the contemporary topics of internet-mediated propaganda. Unlike previous publications on the subject, this book brings to the forefront current manifestations and processes of propaganda such as Islamist, and Far Right propaganda, from interdisciplinary perspectives. In its four parts, the Handbook offers researchers and academics of propaganda studies, peace and conflict studies, media and communication studies, political science and governance marketing, as well as intelligence and law enforcement communities, a comprehensive overview of the tools and context of the development and evolution of propaganda from the twentieth century to the present: Part One: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research; Part Two: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research; Part Three: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research; Part Four: Propaganda in Context.

ISIS Female Recruits: The Alluring Propaganda Promises

ISIS Female Recruits: The Alluring Propaganda Promises

ISIS female recruits: the alluring propaganda promises
Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost considerable influence, as well as territory in the physical realm, but continues to wage a propaganda war online. Official propaganda stemming from ISIS has been paramount in leveraging support for the terrorist organization from around the world (Ingram, 2017). In early 2015, ISIS started disseminating propaganda targeting a female audience. Following this strategic move, women from around the world mobilized in support of the terrorist organization, leaving their countries of origin to join the group in the Levant. This phenomenon has been given noteworthy attention in mainstream media, regrettably often resulting in a reproduction of simplified ...

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