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Agitprop as tactical media | 10 comments
[new] To Agit or not to Prop (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#3)
by joerabie on Tue Oct 14th, 2003 at 03:45:53 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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(hi Ryan, I'm really happy that you have joined this discussion) - concerning the "subversive" nature of Agitprop and whether the term is appropriate, this indeed raises some questions in my mind... The first Soviet Agitprop was made in approval of the state by the state. So it was hardly subversive. The meaning of the term has evolved since towards the definition that I sketched previously. In terms of its present global meaning my opinion is that it is a valid term.

Concerning being "subversive", the gallery examples are not subversive. Subversion is measured in terms of the danger (real or perceived) that those in power attribute to contestation, and the means that they use to neutralise it (counter argument, litigation, death squad).

Agitprop as tactical media | 10 comments


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