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More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation

Autor: Ronald Bishop
Editora: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011
Edição/Formato   e-book : Documento : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Gone are the days of enjoying life's simple pleasures for pleasure's sake. Twenty-first-century Americans are on a mission to cram every second of their earthly existence with significant accomplishments and momentous events. Even the most mundane undertaking must be approached with zeal, gusto, and expertise, or so the media persuade us to believe. Are we capable of doing anything casually anymore? This first  Ler mais...
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Formato Físico Adicional: Print version:
Bishop, Ronald, 1961-
More.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010052530
(OCoLC)694238162
Tipo de Material: Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Recurso Internet, Arquivo de Computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Ronald Bishop
Número OCLC: 761284075
Descrição: 1 online resource (xi, 286 p.)
Conteúdos: Go forth and multiply --
Is breast best? --
Is zero tolerance tolerable? --
Only experts and fanatics need apply --
My drug of choice --
The tyranny of talking points --
Does Anthony Bourdain hate Rachel Ray? --
The museum of me.
Responsabilidade: Ronald Bishop.

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A treatment of media's obsession with triviality. It argues that American audiences are assaulted with messages that the ordinary, and often private, aspects of our lives - family, childhood,  Ler mais...

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"Bishop is an accomplished cultural critic and writer, and his wit and examples prevent the book from becoming pedantic or preachy. More suggests that when television strips away perspective, it is Ler mais...

 
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