Media virus! hidden agendas in popular culture by Douglas Rushkoff

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Subcultuur,
  • Mass media and culture,
  • Culture populaire,
  • Popular culture,
  • Massamedia,
  • Médias et culture,
  • Beïnvloeding,
  • Sociale verandering,
  • Publieke opinie

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-331) and index.

Book details

StatementDouglas Rushkoff
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP94.65.U6 R87 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24837313M
ISBN 100345397746
ISBN 109780345397744
LC Control Number95094984
OCLC/WorldCa34296484

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