Mediated: How the Media Shape Your World

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Bloomsbury, Jan 1, 2007 - Mass media - 291 pages
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Here is the world we think we know presented to us as if for the very first time. From oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics, from Homer Simpson to O. J. Simpson, from Princess Diana's funeral to the aftermath of September 11, from reality TV to hip-hop nation, Mediatedtakes us on a provocative tour of our media-drunk society. It is a brilliantly satirical treatise on our culture - the real and unreal times in which we live, the cult of celebrity and our own narcissistic response to it. Read this book and nothing that you see or hear can any longer be taken for granted.

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User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

I'm not a postmodern-theory wonk, but I'm going to guess that there's aren't any paradigm-busting breakthroughs in "Mediated." Its author, Thomas de Zengotita, more or less admits this when, early on ... Read full review

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User Review  - timjones - LibraryThing

An interesting analysis of the way our view of the world and our relation to it is affected by the many forms of representation which stand between us and the world. In my view, the book's ... Read full review

About the author (2007)



Thomas de Zengotita is a contributing editor at Harper'sand the Nation,and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, New York. He teaches at the Dalton School and at the Draper Graduate Program at NYU.

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