Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (Google eBook)

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Penguin, 27.12.2005 - 208 Seiten
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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

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I just re-read this with a book group. Most fascinating and insightful for me this time around were the introductory chapters in which Postman undergirds his later specific critique of TV culture. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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

Nutzerbericht  - Goodreads

I just re-read this with a book group. Most fascinating and insightful for me this time around were the introductory chapters in which Postman undergirds his later specific critique of TV culture. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

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
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2005)

Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University. He passed away in 2003. Steve Powers is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than forty-five years experience in broadcast news.

Andrew Postman is the author of four books. He writes often about sports. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and sons.

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