9780745649993

Media Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780745649993

  • ISBN10:

    0745649998

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-09-24
  • Publisher: Polity
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Summary

Research consistently shows how through the years more of our time gets spent using media, how multitasking our media has become a regular feature of everyday life, and that consuming media for most people increasingly takes place alongside producing media. Media Life is a primer on how we may think of our lives as lived in rather than with media. The book uses the way media function today as a prism to understand key issues in contemporary society, where reality is open source, identities are - like websites - always under construction, and where private life is lived in public forever more. Ultimately, media are to us as water is to fish. The question is: how can we live a good life in media like fish in water? Media Life offers a compass for the way ahead.

Author Biography

Mark Deuze is Associate Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Preface: In Media
Media Life
Media Today
What Media Do
No Life Outside Media
Society in Media
Together Alone
In Media We Fit
Life in Media
References
Endnotes
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