Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education

Random House LLC, 08.06.2011 - 224 Seiten
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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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Nutzerbericht  - georgeslacombe - LibraryThing

A summary of Neil Postman ideas and thoughts. Good starting point for this author. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education

Nutzerbericht  - Dennis Coxe - Goodreads

Unfortunately, Neil Postman passed away in 2003, but much of what this media theorist and cultural critic had to say during his lifetime still holds true today. This collection of short essays ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2011)

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.

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