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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 09 August 1986
  • ISBN : PSU:000012455942
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 27 voters

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Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1986
  • ISBN : PSU:000012455942
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Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • ISBN : 014303653X
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • ISBN : 9780143036531
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century

Neil Postman - Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman - Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death
  • Author : Julia Schubert
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2005-11-23
  • ISBN : 9783638441773
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Orality and Literacy, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The central topics of the works of the writer, educator, communication theorist, social critic and cultural commentator Neil Postman have always been the media, their different forms of communication and their meanings to people, society and culture. Any of his books

The Art of Controversy

The Art of Controversy
  • Author : Victor S Navasky
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • ISBN : 9780307962140
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A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky knows just how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the greatest cartoons ever created, including those by George Grosz, David Levine, Herblock, Honoré Daumier, and Ralph Steadman. He recounts how cartoonists

The End of Education

The End of Education
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780679750314
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A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote educational reform. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780307797285
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At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed

Technopoly

Technopoly
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780307797353
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it—with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth.

Conscientious Objections

Conscientious Objections
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780307797315
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In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays, one of America's sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst -- and the best -- of our habits of discourse, tendencies in education, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will find themselves rethinking many of their bedrock assumptions: Should education transmit culture or defend us against it? Is technological innovation progress or a peculiarly American addiction? When everyone watches the same television programs --

Mediated

Mediated
  • Author : Thomas de Zengotita
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2008-12-01
  • ISBN : 1596917644
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In this utterly original look at our modern "culture of performance," de Zengotita shows how media are creating self-reflective environments, custom made for each of us. From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror, from oral sex in the Oval Office to cowboy politics in distant lands, from high school cliques to marital therapy, from blogs to reality TV to the Weather Channel, Mediated takes us on an original and astonishing tour of every department of our media-saturated

Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk

Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • ISBN : 0440015545
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A guide to recognizing and correcting or eradicating confused, inappropriate, and inarticulate speech and unreasonable or maliciously intended speech

The Disappearance of Childhood

The Disappearance of Childhood
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780307797223
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From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But

Failure Is an Option

Failure Is an Option
  • Author : H. Jon Benjamin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781524742171
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“Writing this funny requires immense talent.” —AV Club H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers—helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure. Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he

Teaching As a Subversive Activity

Teaching As a Subversive Activity
  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2009-11-18
  • ISBN : 9780307491701
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A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods—with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world. Praise for Teaching As a Subversive Activity “A healthy dose of Postman and Weingartner is a good thing: if they make even a dent in the pious . . . American classroom, the book will be worthwhile.”—New York Times Book Review “Teaching and knowledge are subversive in that they necessarily substitute awareness for guesswork, and knowledge for experience. Experience is

Everything Bad is Good for You

Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781101158012
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing