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Read online Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs In this eloquent persuasive book Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught Before we hand over politics education religion and journalism to the show business demands of the television age we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can in turn shape them to serve out highest goals by Neil Postman, Andrew Postman

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Title:Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
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ISBN:014303653X
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Number of Pages:184
Category:non-fiction, philosophy, cultural, psychology, politics
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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Soft Revolution, The Disappearance of Childhood, How to Watch TV News, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future, The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education, Teaching As A Conserving Activity
No description available, 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 br br 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 now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten year olds, Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent unifying narrative like those that inspired earlier generations Instead today s schools promote the false gods of economic utility consumerism or ethnic separatism and resentment What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship healthy intellectual skepticism respect of America s traditions and appreciation of its diversity In answering this question i The End of Education i restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed br br Informal and clear Postman s ideas about education are appealingly fresh New York Times Book Review, In b Building a Bridge to the th Century b acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world br br Postman shows us how to reclaim that balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment from Jefferson s representative democracy to Locke s deductive reasoning to Rousseau s demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future Here too is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time Provocative and brilliantly argued b Building a Bridge to the th Century b illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age a byway whose signposts it turns out were there all along