This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The more that media and advertising bombard consumers with messages, the more consumers find ways to filter out everything except for what interests them as individuals. What are the consequences -- for individuals and society -- of this trend?Media consultant Ed Shane convincingly demonstrates that we are moving from a society in which the mass media created a sense of connection among individuals to one in which the media now foster a "self-editing" consumer who filters out collective experience and universal knowledge, the organizational benchmarks of culture. As a result, he foresees an uncivil society composed of inwardly focused citizens with little or no ability to learn from historical experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society.
From Library Journal:
Here is another book warning readers about the dangers of the contemporary media. Shane, a media consultant, rightly worries that this message probably should not be delivered in print and is likely to be read only by those who already distrust media. Beginning with Plato, intellectuals have argued against the dangers of representation. It seems, according to their analysis, that the majority of people are easily deceived and cannot separate truth from fiction once they have been exposed to any medium, from writing to the Internet. Shane builds on this premise to trace the illusory nature of the contemporary mass media, which creates a false sense of connection among people. In reality, our society is becoming increasingly narcissistic, with individuals pursuing personal interests to the detriment of civil society. As a work of social criticism, this book complements such recent works as Neil Gabler's Life the Movie (LJ 11/15/98) and Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (LJ 4/15/00). It will appeal to academics in journalism and communication and to public library readers interested in social criticism.DJudy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC
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