Today's students have a world of knowledge at their fingertips, and no longer need textbooks filled with names and dates crammed into a single volume. This book takes as its starting point that readers want a compelling story, a good read, an intelligent analysis, and a new way of looking at the media revolutions around us. It is designed as a life line to help students understand and interpret the sea of media washing over us all.
The Mediated World is written for students who want to understand how we communicate to one another, how we process our world, and how the media shapes us. Written in an engaging and narrative style that focuses on concepts and real-world contexts rather than a dry recitation of facts, this book helps students understand their own personal relationship with media and gives them the tools to push back against the media forces. One of the main goals of this book is empower readers and that is done by understanding the media and by learning how to counter their force and by using their force for our own ends. Readers of this book will recognize that they have the potential to be both active consumers and even producers on a scale never seen before.
*Chapter openings include vignettes and objectives
*Summaries close each chapter to review important material
*Three different types of textboxes to drill concepts and test skills
*Marginal glossary for key terms
*Accompanied by a full suite of web ancillaries including test bank, flashcards, power point slides, and an instructor's manual 14 Tables, unspecified; 398 Halftones, color; 27 Illustrations, color