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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 — and television producers don't discriminate between the audiences for Sesame Street and Dynasty — is childhood anything more than a sentimental concept? Writing in the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends shock waves of wit and critical intelligence through the cultural wasteland.

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ISBN:
9780679734215
Author:
Postman, Neil
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Language and education
Subject:
Mass media -- United States.
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00x5.21x.67 in. .57 lbs.

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