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Amazing ourselves to death : Neil Postman's brave new world revisited

Author: Lance Strate
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: Critical introduction to media and communication theory, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse"--
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Named Person: Neil Postman; Neil Postman; Neil Postman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Strate
ISBN: 9781433119316 1433119315 9781433119309 1433119307
OCLC Number: 862575149
Description: xv, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Fatal amusements --
Building a bridge to Neil Postman --
Media ecology as a scholarly activity --
The evolving american media environment --
Breaking the news --
The tribe has spoken --
Neon gods --
Grand theft education --
The tempest.
Series Title: Critical introduction to media and communication theory, v. 10.
Other Titles: Neil Postman's brave new world revisited
Responsibility: Lance Strate.

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Integrating Postman's arguments about television with his critique of technology in general, Strate considers the current state of journalism, politics, religion, and education in American culture.  Read more...

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