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Communicating unreality : modern media and the reconstruction of reality

Author: Gabriel Weimann
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2000.
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"Communicating Unreality reviews the images and meanings of our mass-mediated world. With careful attention to the integration of news and entertainment, fact and fiction, and event and story, author Gabriel Weimann examines our symbolic environment, in which reality and fiction are almost inseparable. Through discussion of mass-mediated images of people, cultures, war, love, sex, death, community and identity, we  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weimann, Gabriel, 1950-
Communicating unreality.
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2000
(DLC) 99006520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Weimann
ISBN: 9781452263540 145226354X
OCLC Number: 808377041
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Living in a mediated world --
The debate over media effects --
Cultivation and mainstreaming --
The psychology of cultivation --
The mean and scary world --
Sex and sexuality --
Death and suicide --
The world according to MTV --
Portrayal of groups --
Images of America --
The unreal war --
Virtual reality: virtual or real? --
Communicating unreality.
Responsibility: Gabriel Weimann.
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This book reviews the images and meanings which play a role in our mass-mediated world, especially via television and the computer screen. Gabriel Weimann pays particular attention to the integration  Read more...


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