Mediated: How the Media Shape Your World

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Bloomsbury, 2007 - Mass media - 291 pages
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In this utterly original look at our modern "culture of performance," de Zengotita shows how media are creating self-reflective environments, custom made for each of us. From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror, from oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics in distant lands, from high school cliques to marital therapy, from blogs to reality TV to the Weather Channel, "Mediated" takes us on an original and astonishing tour of every department of our media-saturated society. The implications are personal and far-reaching at the same time.

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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

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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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