Communicating Unreality: Modern Media and the Reconstruction of Reality
- Publish Date: 1999-10-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Gabriel Weimann
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.