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Remanufacturing ourselves in the face of trauma: A media ecology perspective on post-9/11 culture


2010 2010

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Nearly a decade after 9/11, producers continue to create post-9/11 media. In this study, I analyze how American citizens made sense of 9/11 through their consumption of and interaction with media. I identify conventions of form in three specific media: television, internet, and film. Approaching the study armed with Marshall McLuhan's notorious concept of "the medium is the message," I build my study on the notion that "the medium is the method." This media ecology approach allows me to draw from examples of each medium to identify interactions between media and society. The results of this study show that conventions of various media form overlap, and they adapt in the face of traumatic national events. These results imply that although each medium is unique, television, internet and film work together to convey 9/11 to American society, ultimately stimulating media convergence.

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Subject
American studies;
Communication;
Mass communications
Classification
0323: American studies
0459: Communication
0708: Mass communications
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; 9/11; Film; Internet; Mcluhan; Media ecology; Television
Title
Remanufacturing ourselves in the face of trauma: A media ecology perspective on post-9/11 culture
Author
Bogardy, Jaime Elizabeth
Number of pages
115
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0051
Source
MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124222073
Advisor
Taylor, Bryan
Committee member
Jackson, John; Kim, Hun Shik
University/institution
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department
Communication
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1481124
ProQuest document ID
756358131
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/756358131
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