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Postman, Neil

Works: 208 works in 901 publications in 20 languages and 28,828 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: P94, 302.234
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Most widely held works by Neil Postman
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business by Neil Postman( Book )
130 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Teaching as a subversive activity by Neil Postman( Book )
63 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world"--Jacket subtitle
The end of education : redefining the value of school by Neil Postman( Book )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning
The disappearance of childhood by Neil Postman( Book )
91 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today--and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood."--Page 4 of cover
How to watch TV news by Neil Postman( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America is suffering from an information glut, and most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus Americans are rapidly becoming the least knowledgeable people in the industrial world. For anyone who wants to control--not be controlled by--the powerful influence of television, How to Watch TV News shows you how to become a discerning viewer
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education by Neil Postman( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book of essays, Postman explores three major themes: how the triumphs of technology can often waste creativity, why the decline and humiliation of the word is so problematic, and how education reflects the earlier two themes by subtly accepting them. He contends that the lack of critical thinking and crisis of illiteracy are directly related to how education interprets language and technology
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future by Neil Postman( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century Neil Postman revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future - ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew." "He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness." "Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose - as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world."--Jacket
Language in America by Neil Postman( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The soft revolution; a student handbook for turning schools around by Neil Postman( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Catalan and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistics: a revolution in teaching by Neil Postman( Book )
30 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The school book; for people who want to know what all the hollering is about by Neil Postman( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television and the teaching of English by Neil Postman( Book )
8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crazy talk, stupid talk : how we defeat ourselves by the way we talk and what to do about it by Neil Postman( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how to reduce ridiculous communication so that verbal behavior will not be an excessive burden
How to recognize a good school by Neil Postman( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amusing ourselves to death by Neil Postman( )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this eloquently persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" have corrupted even the way we think. Postman believes that public discourse, the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good, is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment
Das Technopol : die Macht der Technologien und die Entmündigung der Gesellschaft by Neil Postman( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 11 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultuurfilosofische polemiek tegen de techniek als autonome, de mens beheersende kracht in de westerse samenleving
Discovering your language by Neil Postman( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die zweite Aufklärung : vom 18. ins 21. Jahrhundert by Neil Postman( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keine Götter mehr : das Ende der Erziehung by Neil Postman( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der amerikanische Medienexperte und Kulturkritiker beklagt eine Verflachung der öffentlichen Erziehung und versucht eine Antwort auf die Frage: Wozu sind Schulen da?
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Alternative Names
نيل بوستمان
ポストマン, ニール
English (380)
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Italian (41)
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