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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
Title
More
Title remainder
the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Bishop
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Mass media and culture
Label
More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation, Ronald Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusions: thanks a lot, Tim McGraw
Control code
1313869
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781602582583
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1313869
  • (Sirsi) 1313869
  • (OCoLC)694238162
Label
More : the vanishing of scale in an over-the-top nation, Ronald Bishop
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Conclusions: thanks a lot, Tim McGraw
Control code
1313869
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781602582583
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1313869
  • (Sirsi) 1313869
  • (OCoLC)694238162

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