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by Daniel J. Boorstin

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Daniel J. Boorstin
Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 1984)
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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America is a 1962 book by the political historian Daniel J. Boorstin. In his book, Boorstin argues that Americans have a false "image" of what "news" actually is.

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America is a 1962 book by the political historian Daniel J. He argues that Americans mistake certain "pseudo-events" for real news, when in fact they are the contrivances of politicians and news corporations. The Image begins by noting that Americans have "extravagant expectations" when it comes to their news consumption

Since then Daniel J. Boorstin’s prophetic vision of an America First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of. .Mar 05, 2014 Jon Boorstin rated it it was amazing.

Mar 05, 2014 Jon Boorstin rated it it was amazing.

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America Paperback – 1 Oct 1997. Boorstin first published this prophetic book in 1962. What amazes me in particular is the accurate depiction of our current media and journalism. by. Daniel J. Boorstin (Author). The truth is told (and most do not care much for that), that seems to warrant the degregation this book receives. Each of his points are well supported by fact and logic, not to mention appropiate historical events. This book is to me inspiring, a breath of fresh air. He doesn't blow wind in your face.

Since then Daniel J. Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource . Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.

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Boorstin in The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961), his book about the effects of media publicity and advertising . Boorstin defined a pseudo-event as an ambiguous truth that appeals to people’s desire to.

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  • The examples in the book are dated, but the conclusions he draws are as true now as they were then. We are now living in a world of image. Facebook is probably the best modern example that image is everything and there really needs to be nothing behind it.

  • This is one of the best books that I have read in years. Insightful, informative and enlightening all at once. I have watched these things happen since I was a child and often heard my elders referring to what was happening and all of those things fit into this book with ease. After reading it I believe many will be inspired to dig further into just what is and isn't going on as I have been. It is a must read for all in my opinion.

  • It was once said of this book, that it should be read by all school-age children – I can understand why.
    Great books help you see the world in a fresh way by making you take a new look at yourself. This book was written in 1964, and has lost none of its relevance. It is cosmopolitan and sophisticated without being pretentious. The language is both visual and emotive – pulling the reader along on an adventure through the modern experience. The author cleverly uses anecdotes about the modern experience to highlight his artistic criticism. And that in a nutshell, is the substance of The Image.

  • If much of what passes as news today strikes you as contrived, then this likely is the book for you. Although it was first published in 1962, it remains most relevant today as Boorstin's revelations are still at play half a century after he brought them to our attention, even after the newspaper industry has largely become outdated, as TV news has fallen by the wayside, and even more so as digital media flood every cranny on Spaceship Earth.

    "In the twentieth century...we expect the papers to be full of news," Boorstin notes early on in the text. And, according to Boorstin, therein lies the root of the media's evil: it has to meet the bottomless pit of our demand for news, which helps explain why a local TV station in Washington this week devoted extensive air time to a 10-year-old kid who aspires to be a food writer and sponsored a grilled cheese sandwich tasting event at his home.

    The electronic media had not driven a stake through the heart of newspapers, although p.m. papers were being trimmed by TV and radio when Boorstin first published The Image. But the emergence of electronic media has accelerated the trend of producing contrived news to meet the public's insatiable demand.

    The pressure to create images of news events has resulted in the emergence of celebrity, Boorstin notes. We see that throughout the day with celebrities offering opinions on things of which they know little or noting, washed up movie stars hawking insurance to the elderly, and movie actors testifying in front of Congress. We have singing and dancing contests to birth the next celebrities in litters with a gestation period corresponding to the TV viewing season.

    But where I think Boorstin missed the mark was in thinking that celebrity would supersede the hero. The hero - with an annual extravaganza on CNN, hosted by their star hard news reporter, has adopted quite nicely to the demand for heroes, whether on the battlefield, the home, or the playing field, by fastening on the cape of celebrity.

    The ideals of American have been overshadowed by the contrivance of images of America that do not consider the consequences of their creation, according to Boorstin. No where have we proven this more than in our accumulation of wealth and consumption, which is contrived as a virtue.

    The downside to the age of contrived images, Boorstin concludes, is that it belittles all that it attempts to exalt.

    This is still an eye popping read. And, at less than 300 pages, it won't tear you away from the blogs on the Internet, or Twitter news' 150-character packets, for too long.

  • THE IMAGE by Daniel Boorstin is a seminal work on the popular culture in America. Though first published in 1969, it is as relevant today as it was then; perhaps more so given the clarity and vantage point of time and experience.

    In the fall of 1975, this book was required reading in my freshman college Eng 101 class. It was interesting, I thought, but a little radical and not that profound. Silly me. The intervening years have shown Boorstin to be as insightful as he is prolific and a seer of our generation.

    He drew the public's attention to the "pseudo-event" even as the marketing and advertising industry flexed their manipulative muscles in the popular culture; even as they merged art with psychology.

    Making news and interviewing reporters and commentators has reached absurd levels, just as Boorstin predicted. This was long before CNN and MSNBC, for example, would make the news themselves instead of gathering and reporting events of moment and newsworthiness. Today, newspapers lament their demise and are going broke because they are no longer relevant in America. They have been replaced with the pseudo-event, celebrity, and inch-deep analysis by anyone with a microphone and an opinion.

    America has confused the celebrity with the hero as we see in the entertainment, sports, and political realms. Long gone are the prerequisites for public acclaim as hero: honor, integrity, courage. Simply being well-known is cause for being well-known and worshiped at the media altar. Notoriety has replaced heroism in our country.

    This book is a fascinating piece of insight, clarity, and honesty well worth the reading.