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

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Everyone knows that the media surround us, but no one quite understands how this happened and what it has done to our lives. Critics and analysts focus on this show or that star, the latest Superbowl ad or twenty-four-hour news binge, but they miss the true import of our total immersion in a fast-moving torrent of sounds and images. As he did with television in Inside Prime Time and with the culture wars in The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 0805048987 9780805048988
OCLC Number: 47894375
Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Supersaturation, or, The media torrent and disposable feeling --
Speed and sensibility --
Styles of navigation and political sideshows --
Under the sign of Mickey Mouse & Co.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin.
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"Everyone knows that the media surround us, but no one quite understands how this happened and what it has done to our lives. Critics and analysts focus on this show or that star, the latest Superbowl ad or twenty-four-hour news binge, but they miss the true import of our total immersion in a fast-moving torrent of sounds and images. As he did with television in Inside Prime Time and with the culture wars in The Twilight of Common Dreams, Todd Gitlin once again recasts the world we think we know. In Media Unlimited, a remarkable and original look at our media-glutted, speed-addicted world, he makes us stare, as if for the first time, at the biggest picture of all."--Jacket.

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