La lucha institucional contra la propaganda de las grandes empresas estadounidenses durante la Gran Depresión

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Publicado 01-02-2022
Dario Migliucci

Resumen

El objetivo del presente trabajo es el de analizar la labor de los comités legislativos estadounidenses que fueron establecidos, durante la década de los treinta del siglo XX, con el fin de indagar la propaganda de las grandes corporaciones privadas. En particular, se analizarán las investigaciones sobre las empresas de gas y electricidad, las industrias armamentísticas y las major cinematográficas. La hipótesis es que, si bien muchos dirigentes fueron movidos por la genuina voluntad de combatir abusos y malas prácticas, a largo plazo las investigaciones acabaron siendo dominadas por una acentuada radicalización ideológica y por una destacada deriva emocional, lo que a la postre frustró la posibilidad de que, a partir de la labor de los comités, pudiesen surgir medidas de regulación del sector.

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Keywords

Propaganda, Estados Unidos de América, Empresas privadas, Comités legislativos de investigación

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