Aaron's Reviews > Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It

Mediated by Thomas de Zengotita
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Sep 17, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: social-science, sets-the-standard, social-studies, anthropology, sociology
Recommended for: Social science students
Read in February, 2006

An excellent book exploring the cumulative effect that mass media (or perhaps any experience-mediating institution) have had on our experience, especially in the past 400 years. I expected this to be a commentary on institutions of mass media and public opinion, or something along those lines. Instead the book is far more ambitious and does an excellent job of showing how deep the effects of media go into our personal lives.

De Zengotita does an excellent job to keep it interesting (if dense or otherwise hard to digest at times) and to keep it relevant to the overall message, which really comes together at the end. Tough at times, but definitely worth it.
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