The pervasive and instantaneous nature of the media
Describing ‘the Risk Society, Dupuis and Thorns note:
“The consequences of the pervasive and instantaneous nature of the media has led Jervis (1998, p. 313) to refer to a world mediated by the news as “constantly troubled and troublesome” and which in turn shapes the identities of those living in late modernity. He argues that: [‘]the media world operates as a ‘spectacular’ reinforcement of tendencies already there in late modernity, in which the world we transformed returns to trouble us, and to play with our reflexive sense of who we are and where we are going.[‘] (Jervis, 1998, p. 313)
Ref: (emphases in blue bold, mine) Ann Dupuis & David Thorns (2008): Gated Communities as Exemplars of ‘Forting Up’ Practices in a Risk Society, Urban Policy and Research, 26:2, 145-157
Reference is to: Jervis, J. (1998) Exploring the Modern (Oxford: Blackwell).