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The Mediated Mind – Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century - Fordham Scholarship Online
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The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Susan Zieger


The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed a mass media revolution in the widespread explosion of print; this book shows how the habits of consuming printed ephemera are still with us, even as pixels supersede paper. Trivial, disposable printed items, from temperance medals and cigarette cards to cartoons and even novels tell us much about nineteenth-century mediated experience, and our own. For a fresh perspective on media consumption, the book examines affect, a dynamic quality of human mind and body that links emotion to cognition, self to other, and self to environment. Affect sho ... More

Keywords: Affect, Ephemera, information, mass culture, media addiction, playback, print

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823279821
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Zieger, author
University of California, Riverside