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Author Gambrill, Eileen D., 1934-

Title Propaganda in the helping professions / Eileen Gambrill
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 570 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Propaganda in the helping professions : what is it and why should you care? -- Context, actors, and scripts -- Introduction to the players -- Interactions among the players -- Propaganda analysis : different levels -- Consequences of propaganda -- A Rogue's gallery of harms related to propaganda in the helping professions -- The medicalization of life -- How they reel us in -- Obscure different views of knowledge and how to get it -- Appeal to popular grand narratives and metaphors -- Disguise advertisements as professional literature -- Propagandistic use of language and social psychological persuasion -- Strategies -- Appeal to our psychological vulnerabilities -- What you can do -- Enhance your argument analysis skills -- Increase your skill in spotting fallacies -- Increase your skill in searching for answers for yourself -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary Propaganda in the helping professions has grown by leaps and bounds in recent decades, with alarming implications for clients and their families, as well as the professionals who try to help them. There is a fog that has been generated by corporate interests and organizations attempting to sell their services and products to desperate or poorly educated consumers. Propaganda in the Helping Professions is a guide to lifting the confusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-540) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumer confidence.
Consumer education.
Persuasion (Psychology)
Professional employees.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199717176 (electronic bk.)
9780199717170 (electronic bk.)