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The Resource America's meltdown : the lowest-common-denominator society, John Boghosian Arden

America's meltdown : the lowest-common-denominator society, John Boghosian Arden

Label
America's meltdown : the lowest-common-denominator society
Title
America's meltdown
Title remainder
the lowest-common-denominator society
Statement of responsibility
John Boghosian Arden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines contemporary American consciousness, considering the factors that have driven society toward gossip and sensationalism at the cost of substance and depth." "Arden discusses the growing epidemic of acrimony, superficiality, attention deficit disorder, and complaints of ennui. He targets the reasons why American children have expressed their confused rage with deadly weapons, why a president boasts that he earned C's in college, and why society has drifted into craving entertainment laced with violence and cheap thrills. The book is provocative reading for concerned citizens, as well as for scholars and researchers involved with contemporary American culture and society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arden, John Boghosian
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.A724 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Social psychology
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's meltdown : the lowest-common-denominator society, John Boghosian Arden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meltdown -- Cyberspaced -- Vicarious living -- Infotainment -- Retail government -- Lock and load -- The bottom of the barrel -- Shopping and dropping -- Men and women are from Earth -- Hyped sports -- Waging the soul -- Punching the clock -- McMedicine -- Shrink wrap -- Dumbsizing the schools -- Mall art -- The spiritual supermarket -- Rebuilding the future
Control code
50403851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780275976392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
America's meltdown : the lowest-common-denominator society, John Boghosian Arden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meltdown -- Cyberspaced -- Vicarious living -- Infotainment -- Retail government -- Lock and load -- The bottom of the barrel -- Shopping and dropping -- Men and women are from Earth -- Hyped sports -- Waging the soul -- Punching the clock -- McMedicine -- Shrink wrap -- Dumbsizing the schools -- Mall art -- The spiritual supermarket -- Rebuilding the future
Control code
50403851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780275976392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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