Kurt Baschwitz

A Pioneer of Communication Studies and Social Psychology

Jaap van Ginneken

Kurt Baschwitz

Jaap van Ginneken

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

360 pages | 9 halftones, 7 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $124.00 ISBN: 9789462986046 Will Publish June 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In this accessible, unique study of a forgotten but noteworthy figure, the author tells the story of the life of Kurt Baschwitz (1886–1968), a scholar who fled from the Nazis. He wrote six books, never translated into English, on four related themes: the press, propaganda, politics, and persecution. Baschwitz independently developed concepts that are now seen as key to communication science and social psychology, and the author places Baschwitz’s ideas in the wider context of his dramatic life and times.
 
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Willem Koops, Utrecht University
"This book presents the extraordinary life and scientific works of the brilliant European scientist Kurt Baschwitz, a founding father of the study of mass psychology, collective behavior sociology and media studies in Europe. This book will eventually help to rediscover the originality of the great contributions of this pioneering scholar."
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