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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

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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 book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of  entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining controlof our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.

Synopsis:

Postman takes an enlightening look at the long-term effects of mass media--how it transforms the world, and the ways in which the media onslaught can be challenged.

About the Author

Neil Postman (1931–2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I

1. The Medium Is the Metaphor

2. Media as Epistemology

3. Typographic America

4. The Typographic Mind

5. The Peek-a-Boo World

Part II

6. The Age of Show Business

7. "Now...This"

8. Shuffle Off to Bethlehem

9. Reach Out and Elect Someone

10. Teaching as an Amusing Activity

11. The Huxleyan Warning

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143036531
Introduction:
Postman, Andrew
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Postman, Andrew
Introduction:
Postman, Andrew
Author:
Postman, Neil
Author:
Postman, Andrew
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Mass media -- Influence.
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.68x5.12x.56 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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