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

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Penguin, 27/dic/2005 - 208 pagine
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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.


  

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

Recensione dell'utente  - April Khaito - Goodreads

Amusing Ourselves to Death is a poignant and apt look (even 20 years later) at how our culture has become obsessed with media gratification in place of critical thought. Though I may not agree with ... Leggi recensione completa

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

Recensione dell'utente  - Murtaza - Goodreads

Well I wish I could explain how much I loved this book in a short paragraph but I don't feel that I would do it full justice. A brilliant exposition of how new forms of information technology; without ... Leggi recensione completa

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Indice

Introduction to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
vii
In 1985
xvii
Foreword
xix
The Medium Is the Metaphor
3
Media as Epistemology
16
Typographic America
30
The Typographic Mind
44
The PeekaBoo World
64
The Age of Show Business
83
Now This
99
Shuffle Off to Bethlehem
114
Reach Out and Elect Someone
125
Teaching as an Amusing Activity
142
The Huxleyan Warning
155
Copyright

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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.

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.

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