skip to content
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 014303653X 9780143036531
OCLC Number: 62757793
Description: xx, 184 p. ; 20 cm.
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 ; new introduction by Andrew Postman.
More information:

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62757793> # Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "62757793" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Place/new_york_n_y_u_s_a> ; # New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/mass_media_influence> ; # Mass media--Influence
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/mass_media_united_states> ; # Mass media--United States
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/302.23/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011251> ; # Mass media--Influence
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081866> ; # Mass media--Influence
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/medias_influence> ; # Médias--Influence
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011219> ; # Mass media
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/medias_etats_unis> ; # Médias--États-Unis
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081877> ; # Mass media--United States
    schema:bookEdition "20th anniversary ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/36923287> ; # Neil Postman
    schema:datePublished "2006" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/433246819> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "184" ;
    schema:productID "62757793" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62757793#PublicationEvent/new_york_n_y_u_s_a_penguin_books_2006> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Agent/penguin_books> ; # Penguin Books
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1204/2006275381-t.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1505/2006275381-s.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143036531> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62757793> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Agent/penguin_books> # Penguin Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Penguin Books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Place/new_york_n_y_u_s_a> # New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York, N.Y., U.S.A." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/mass_media_influence> # Mass media--Influence
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media--Influence"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/mass_media_united_states> # Mass media--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/medias_etats_unis> # Médias--États-Unis
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Médias--États-Unis"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/433246819#Topic/medias_influence> # Médias--Influence
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Médias--Influence"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081866> # Mass media--Influence
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media--Influence"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081877> # Mass media--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011219> # Mass media
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011251> # Mass media--Influence
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mass media--Influence"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/36923287> # Neil Postman
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Postman" ;
    schema:givenName "Neil" ;
    schema:name "Neil Postman" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143036531>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "014303653X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780143036531" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/62757793>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62757793> ; # Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
    schema:dateModified "2015-04-23" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.