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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2005-12-27
Category : Social Science
Total pages :208
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN 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 control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1992
Category :
Total pages :129
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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2013
Category :
Total pages :114
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Neil Postman - Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman - Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death
Author : Julia Schubert
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2005-11-23
Category : Foreign Language Study
Total pages :26
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Orality and Literacy, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The central topics of the works of the writer, educator, communication theorist, social critic and cultural commentator Neil Postman have always been the media, their different forms of communication and their meanings to people, society and culture. Any of his books was built around the McLuhan-question: “Does the form of any medium of communication affect our social relations, our political ideas, or psychic habits, and of course, as he [Marshall McLuhan] always emphasized, our sensorium” (Postman: 07/30/05)? Postman was aware of the fact that a new technology and therefore a new medium may have destructive as well as creative effects. During the history of mankind there have been tremendous changes in the forms, volume, speed and context of information and it is necessary to find out what these changes meant and mean to our cultures (Postman: 1985, 160). For him, it is a basic principle that “the clearest way to see through a culture is to attend to its tools for conversation” (Postman: 1985, 8). In the book “Amusing Ourselves to Death - Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” Postman examines, from a 1980s viewpoint, the changes in the American culture caused by the shift from the Age of Reason with the printed word at its center to the Age of Show Business with television as the central medium - or in simplifying terms the shift from rationality to triviality. Twenty years later, the situation has changed again. This term paper will make an attempt to answer the question what the new media, especially the internet, did to the modern (American) culture and to its public discourse. Obviously, Postman’s provocative title “Amusing Ourselves to Death” was just the beginning of a fast moving development since nowadays the modern media world seems to shape our lives under the title “Informing Ourselves to Death” (Postman: 07/30/05) or to use one of the latest terms “Infotaining Ourselves to Death”. ..First of all, the following chapters will examine the line of Postman’s argumentation which led to the conclusion that television has significantly transformed the American society into an amusement and entertainment culture. What has happened and what was the role of the media? Was this the beginning of a “Brave New World”? As a matter of fact, Postman ́s theories and statements are not to be taken as unreflected truth. Subsequently,some critical remarks are to be made from a 21 st -century viewpoint. [...]

Amusing ourselves to death

Amusing ourselves to death
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1982
Category :
Total pages :129
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CLASSICS Amusing Ourselves to Death

CLASSICS Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2021
Category : Mass media
Total pages :129
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100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Amusing Ourselves to Death

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Andrew Peak
Publisher : Lennex
Release Date : 2013-03
Category :
Total pages :46
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release Date : 1985
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :184
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Postman takes an enlightening look at the long-term effects of mass media--how it transforms our world, and the ways in which the media onslaught can be challenged. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Technopoly

Technopoly
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-06-01
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :240
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it—with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth.

Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1987
Category : Literature
Total pages :129
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Language Exploration & Awareness

Language Exploration & Awareness
Author : Larry Andrews
Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
Release Date : 1993
Category : Education
Total pages :204
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"Encourages language teachers to expand their horizons beyond the teaching of grammatical form and function. Emphasizing a sociocultureal view, it presents a range of topics, semantics, dialects, syntax, language history, social discource conventions based upon a perspective that combines psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics."--Page [4] of cover.

Captain Marryat's Novels

Captain Marryat's Novels
Author : Frederick Marryat
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1896
Category :
Total pages :129
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Frakcija

Frakcija
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2006
Category : Performing arts
Total pages :129
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Library + Information Update

Library + Information Update
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2005
Category : Libraries
Total pages :129
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The Month

The Month
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1992
Category : Christianity
Total pages :129
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