The Resource Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman

Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman

Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
Title
Amusing ourselves to death
Title remainder
public discourse in the age of show business
Statement of responsibility
Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. - Publisher
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Postman, Neil
Index
index present
LC call number
P94
LC item number
.P63 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman
Link
https://archive.org/details/amusingourselves00postm
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175) and index
Contents
Introduction to the Twentieth anniversary edition -- In 1985 -- Foreword -- The medium is the metaphor -- Media as epistemology -- Typographic America -- The typographic mind -- The peek-a-boo world -- The age of show business -- "Now...this" -- Shuttle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
xx, 184 p.
Isbn
9780143036531
Lccn
20062753 81
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62757793
  • (OCoLC)62757793
Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman
Link
https://archive.org/details/amusingourselves00postm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175) and index
Contents
Introduction to the Twentieth anniversary edition -- In 1985 -- Foreword -- The medium is the metaphor -- Media as epistemology -- Typographic America -- The typographic mind -- The peek-a-boo world -- The age of show business -- "Now...this" -- Shuttle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
xx, 184 p.
Isbn
9780143036531
Lccn
20062753 81
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62757793
  • (OCoLC)62757793

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