This book is about the question of existence, the meaning of life . It is an enquiry into the contemporary human situation as disclosed by television. Passionate and sweeping in scale, this new book from a leading media scholar is a major contribution to our understanding of the media today.
Paddy Scannell is professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Michigan. He was one of the early pioneers of media studies, and a founding editor of the journal Media, Culture and Society.