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

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1985.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postman, Neil.
Amusing ourselves to death.
New York : Viking, 1985
(OCoLC)756442833
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 0670804541 9780670804542
OCLC Number: 11842779
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: viii, 184 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Neil Postman.

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Foreword vii PART I: 1. The Medium Is the Metaphor 3 2. Media as Epistemology 16 3. Typographic America 30 4. The Typographic Mind 44 5. The Peek-a-Boo World 64 PART II: 6. The Age of Show Business 83 7. “Now…This” 99 8. Shuffle Off to Bethlehem 114 9. Reach Out and Elect Someone 125 10. Teaching as an Amusing Activity 142 11. The Huxleyan Warning 155 Notes 165 Bibliography 173 Index 177

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