ERIC Number: EJ846744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Phenomenologically Investigating Mediated "Nature"
Adams, Tony E.
Qualitative Report, v10 n3 p512-532 Sep 2005
During the summer of 2001 I worked as a bartender in Wyoming, two miles east of Yellowstone National Park. This opportunity provided me with unique experiences of "the wilderness" and as a result, allowed me to become aware of intricacies of living within a primarily simulated and mass mediated culture, i.e., the United States. Following tenets of phenomenology, this paper investigates the simulated- and mass mediatedness of society with specific focus on experiences with two nature environments: simulated-nature places (e.g., shopping malls, zoos) and televised-nature representations (e.g., Crocodile Hunter, Jaws). (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Physical Environment, Simulation, Mass Media Effects, Culture, Television, Interviews, Recreational Facilities, Parks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Illinois; Wyoming