Communicating Unreality: Modern Media and the Reconstruction of Reality - Weimann, Gabriel
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Reviewing the images and meanings of the mass-mediated world Gabriel Weimann examines the symbolic environment, in which reality and fiction are almost inseperable. Through discussion of mass-mediated images of people, cultures, war, love, sex, death, community and identity, he demonstrates that there is often a large gap between reality and the reconstruction of `realities' as communicated by the mass media.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Reviewing the images and meanings of the mass-mediated world Gabriel Weimann examines the symbolic environment, in which reality and fiction are almost inseperable. Through discussion of mass-mediated images of people, cultures, war, love, sex, death, community and identity, he demonstrates that there is often a large gap between reality and the reconstruction of `realities' as communicated by the mass media.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: SAGE PUBN
  • Seitenzahl: 456
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 263mm x 135mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 807g
  • ISBN-13: 9780761919858
  • ISBN-10: 0761919856
  • Artikelnr.: 21226319
Autorenporträt
Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel.  His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. He published six books: Communicating Unreality (Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2000); The Influentials: People Who Influence People (State University of New York Press, 1995); The Theater of Terror (New York: Longman, 1994); Hate on Trial (Toronto: Mosaic, 1986); and The Singaporean Enigma (Jerusalem: Tzivonim, 2001) and Terror On the Internet (Washington, DC: USIP Press, 2007). His papers and research reports, more than 120 publications, have been published in scientific journals and books. He received numerous grants and awards from international foundations and was a Visiting Professor at various universities including University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Hofstra University, Lehigh University (USA), University of Mainz (Germany), Carleton University (Canada) and the National University of Singapore. 
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
PART ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF REALITY
Living in a Mediated World
The Debate Over Media Effects
Cultivation and Mainstreaming
The Psychology of Cultivation
PART TWO: MEDIATED REALITIES
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
PART THREE: CONCLUSIONS
Virtual Reality:
Virtual or Real?
Communicating Unreality