Mediated

Mediated : How the Media Shape Your World

3.79 (519 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$20.55

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about the media, along comes a book that transcends the conventional wisdom with an original vision. 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 hip-hop nation to climbing Mount Everest, from blogs to reality TV, Mediated takes us on a tour of every department of our media-saturated society. And at every turn we see ourselves as we are, immersed in options, surrounded by representations, driven to unprecedented levels of self-consciousness - and obliged by these new circumstances to transform our own lives into performances. Sophisticated and satirical, written with style and driven by raw energy, Mediated tackles everything we take for granted and reintroduces us to the world we think we know as if for the first time. Norman Mailer on Mediated: Mediated has the same liveliness and intense intellectuality as Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media - which is a way of saying there are anywhere from three to ten stimulating ideas on every page.
As McLuhan presented us with the realization that modernism was coming to an end, so de Zengotita has a great deal to say about the saturation of post-modernism in our existence today. Let me offer my salute to Thomas de Zengotita.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074757085X
  • 9780747570851
  • 1,473,791

Black Friday Deals Week

Check out this week's discounts for Black Friday Deals Week. Shop now .

Review quote

"A fine roar of a lecture about how the American mind is shaped by (too much) media...." "One of the best books I've ever read about the media." -- Brian Lehrer, host of On the Media, National Public Radio "Deceptively colloquial, intellectually dense...This provocative, extreme and compelling work is a must-read for philosophers of every stripe." "Reading Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated is like spending time with a wild, wired friend-the kind who keeps you up late and lures you outside of your comfort zone with a speed rap full of brilliant notions." One of the best books Ive ever read about the media. -- Brian Lehrer, host of On the Media, National Public Radio "Reading Thomas de Zengotita's "Mediated" is like spending time with a wild, wired friend--the kind who keeps you up late and lures you outside of your comfort zone with a speed rap full of brilliant notions."
show more

About Thomas de Zengotita

Thomas de Zengotita is a contributing editor at Harper's and 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.
show more

Rating details

519 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 29% (153)
4 34% (177)
3 25% (128)
2 10% (50)
1 2% (11)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X