Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television & Other American Cultures John D. Leonard

ISBN: 9781565842267

Published: February 1st 1997

Hardcover

304 pages


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Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television & Other American Cultures  by  John D. Leonard

Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television & Other American Cultures by John D. Leonard
February 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9781565842267 | 4.55 Mb

In Smoke and Mirrors, John Leonard, one of the nation’s leading media critics, offers a provocative challenge to conventional ideas about television. Instead of scapegoating television as the cause of crime in our streets, stupidity in our schools,MoreIn Smoke and Mirrors, John Leonard, one of the nation’s leading media critics, offers a provocative challenge to conventional ideas about television.

Instead of scapegoating television as the cause of crime in our streets, stupidity in our schools, and spectacle rather than substance in our government, Leonard sees something else inside the box: an echo chamber and a feedback loop, a medium neither wholly innocent of, nor entirely responsible for, the frantic disorder it brings to our homes.Taking on topics from kid shows to cable, from the cheap thrills of action adventures to the solemn boredom of pledge drives, Leonard argues for a whole new way of thinking about television.



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