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Drugs & Media New Perspectives on Communication, Consumption, and Consciousness (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1441119884
ISBN-13: 9781441119889
Sku: 220426758
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  340
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<div><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">We have developed into a culture that is over-reliant upon pharmaceutical and recreational drugs; where drugs are incessantly advertised and promoted to us via our mass media. Like drugs, communication media alter the way we interact with the world; they direct our attention in various ways, sometimes enabling certain behaviors and experiences, and prohibiting others. </font> <br/><div> </div><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">The contributors to this cutting-edge collection apply media ecological concepts to consider how drugs function as communication technologies; literally media in and for the human sensorium. In these essays, drugs are considered as communication media in a practical sense, not merely in the metaphorical way they tend to be discussed in the popular press. Media and drugs are thus conceived as communicative tools that enhance and/or inhibit physical, social and symbolic experience - our ways of seeing and being in the world. <em>Drugs & Media: New Perspectives on Communication, Consumption and Consciousness</em> is the first book to examine this parallel, promoting a critical awareness of the significant impact of drugs and media on individuals, society and our wider human culture. <br/><p> </p></font></div>>

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0340
Product attributePublisher:   Continuum
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