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Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the effects of television on American society, arguing that media messages, which were generally coherent, serious, and rational when in print, have become shriveled and absurd due to the medium of television.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Postman, Neil.
Amusing ourselves to death.
New York : Penguin Books, 1986, ©1985
(DLC) 86009513
(OCoLC)13456186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 9781101042625 1101042621 9781101035139 1101035137
OCLC Number: 936120098
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 184 pages .)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Neil Postman.

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Examines the effects of television on American society, arguing that media messages, which were generally coherent, serious, and rational when in print, have become shriveled and absurd due to the medium of television.

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