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Media unlimited: how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our lives

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Gitlin, a longtime student of society and media (as seen most recently in The Twilight of Common Dreams), begins his latest book with the premise that the media are a central part of contemporary ... Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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Reasonably well argued though some parts made sweeping generalizations that weren't always backed up. The evidence tends to be more anecdotal than anything but I will admit that he definitely offered ... Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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I'm generally sympathetic to the premise of this book--we're constantly bombarded by imagery and sounds, and some of that experience has the potential to degrade our thinking and the quality of our ... Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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a light read, which gives a broad overview of some basic characteristics of our contemporary media-dominated culture. the writing style is fun, the references ecclectic but not unexpected (from simmel ... Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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Reflections on how the mass media has turned into a "torrent of images and sounds", particularly since the Internet became prominent in our society. Occasionally unfocused, but more than a few trenchant statements can be found. Not essential, but worth reading. Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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So this book effectively changed at least part of my life. Everywhere I go now I see and hear things that I probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise thanks to the awareness Gitlin's book has brought ... Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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I've been struggling with my embrace of media overload. This title helped me continue the struggle. However, I don't think there's a solution. Trying to avoid the technosphere is like trying to live in Los Angeles and not breathe smog. Read full review

Review: Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images & Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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I wish this washed-out hippy would just go the fuck away. Read full review


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