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The Resource Post-truth : peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis

Post-truth : peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis

Label
Post-truth : peak bullshit and what we can do about it
Title
Post-truth
Title remainder
peak bullshit and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Evan Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Evan
Dewey number
177/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1421
LC item number
.D38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Deception
  • Disinformation
  • Honesty
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
Label
Post-truth : peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What. Truth, post-truth, and post-fact -- Nonsense and gibberish -- Gestures and phony behaviour -- Bullshit : the theory -- Why. Hidden messages -- Being human -- Short-termism -- Culture and norms -- How. Limits to the power of persuasion -- Better bullshit -- The discerning listener
Control code
ocn987421787
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780349123790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780349123790
  • (OCoLC)987421787
Label
Post-truth : peak bullshit and what we can do about it, Evan Davis
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What. Truth, post-truth, and post-fact -- Nonsense and gibberish -- Gestures and phony behaviour -- Bullshit : the theory -- Why. Hidden messages -- Being human -- Short-termism -- Culture and norms -- How. Limits to the power of persuasion -- Better bullshit -- The discerning listener
Control code
ocn987421787
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780349123790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780349123790
  • (OCoLC)987421787

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