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Definition of the noun agitprop

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noun - plural: agitprops

  1. political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: propaganda = information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

Business

AgitProp is a record label.

Music

"Agitprop" is a 2012 album by the Kalahari Surfers, the recording identity of South African musician Warrick Sony. Agitprop was released on Sjambok Music; it was first played at the Unyazi Festival in Durban in September. Agitprop explores Sony's fears about South Africa in the 2010s becoming a one party state under the African National Congress, and includes a song about chemical warfare scientist Wouter Basson. South African Rolling Stone compared it to the KLF, Sly and Robbie and Pink Floyd, and described its "slow evolution of nuance" towards the "desolately upbeat" "Hostile Takeover". Sony says the album was mostly written on the train while commuting to work; he calls the genre "Voktronic, ... a blend of folktronic, and volkspiele with a dose of electronic experimental dubstoep and experimental rolled up into one fat two blade stereo hit.

Writings

"Agitprop" is a book by Eugene V. Dennett.

  • also known as "Agitprop: the life of an American working-class radical: the autobiography of Eugene V. Dennett"

Miscellanea

Agitprop is stage plays, pamphlets, motion pictures and other art forms with an explicitly political message.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agitprop

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Google preview30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (2015)

The 500 Words You Need to Know to Transform Your Vocabulary and Your Life by Dan Strutzel

Agitprop is an old ...

Google previewThe New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century: 1900-1929 (2002)

Agitprop is a form of propaganda art, and such art is invariably facile outside a shared system of belief. At about the same time, a number of artists in Germany were making political protest art that grew not out of a revolutionary dream but the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture (2014)

by Toby Miller

Agitprop is a portmanteau of the Agitation and Propaganda Section of the Central Committee Secretariat of the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union in the years after the 1917 revolution. It has typically conjured negative connotations.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Propaganda (2004)

by Martin J. Manning, Herbert Romerstein

See Agitprop AGITPROP. This word is a combination of agitation and propaganda. All Communist Parties had an Agitprop Department (the American Communist Party after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume I: A-F plus Map and Gazetteer by Volodymyr Kubijovyc

During the Nazi occupation agitprop was conducted by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

Agitprop, a compression of agitational propaganda, can be considered as both a theatrical form and a distinctive function for artistic works (Szanto 1978). Evolved during the Russian Revolution, it was employed by socialist activists throughout ...

Google previewThe Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre (2013)

by Jonathan Law

agitprop A derogatory term for a type of ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

agitprop. [ajitprop] A Russian abbreviation of 'agitation and propaganda', applied to the campaign of cultural and political propaganda mounted in the years after the 1917 revolution. The term is sometimes applied to the simple form of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

But agitprop is much more radical in its desire to serve as a political instrument for an ideology, whether one in opposition (as in Germany or the United States) or one propagated by the governing power (Russia in the 1920s). This is clearly a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (2009)

by Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

agitprop art (agitational art) Art used to manipulate ideological beliefs, specifically to spread the ideals of Communism in Russia in the period immediately following the 1917 Revolution. The term 'agitprop' (an abbreviation for agitatsionnaya ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

agitprop drama An ABBREVIATION for ...

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Agitprop Meaning

Video shows what agitprop means. political propaganda disseminated through art, literature, drama, etc., especially Communist propaganda. An organization or ...

Scrabble value of A1G2I1T1P3R1O1P3

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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