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

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More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation
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the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation
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Ronald Bishop
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 book-length treatment of media's obsession with triviality, cultural critic Ronald Bishop calls into focus the role of media in the demise of scale -- the amount of effort, intensity, and significance with which we live -- in contemporary culture. Bishop argues that American audiences are assaulted with messages that the ordinary, and often private, aspects of our lives -- family, childhood, parenting, education, food, sports, home improvement -- must be showcased publicly and with extreme passion."--Publisher's description
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1961-
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Bishop, Ronald
Dewey number
302.230973/09045
Index
index present
LC call number
HM621
LC item number
.B57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Culture
  • Mass media and culture
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More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation, Ronald Bishop
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761284075
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More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation, Ronald Bishop
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761284075

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