Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business / Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman.
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- ISBN: 014303653X
- ISBN: 9780143036531
- Physical Description: xx, 184 pages ; 20 cm.
- Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2006.
Material for GS-553.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-175) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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" -- Shuffle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning.
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.
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