Communicating Unreality

Communicating Unreality

By Gabriel Weimann

SAGE Publications, Inc
9781452263540
145226354X

Book Description

Reviewing the images and meanings of the mass-mediated world, Gabriel Weimann examines the symbolic environment, where reality and fiction are almost inseparable. Through discussion of mass-mediated images of people, cultures, war, love, sex, death, community, and identity, he demonstrates that there is often a large gap between reality and the reconstruction of "realities" as communicated by the mass media.