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Amusing ourselves to death

Author: Neil Postman; Jeff Riggenbach
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 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 the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word, they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television. And because  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman; Jeff Riggenbach
ISBN: 0786104600 9780786104604
OCLC Number: 31055075
Notes: Title information taken from the container.
Performer(s): Read by Jeff Riggenbach.
Description: 4 sound cassettes (90 min. each) : analog.
Responsibility: Neil Postman ; read by Jeff Riggenbach.

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In this 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 the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word, they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television. And because television is a visual medium, whose images are most pleasurably apprehended when they are fast-moving and dynamic, discourse on television has little tolerance for argument, hypothesis, or explanation. Postman argues that public discourse--the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good, once a hallmark of American culture--is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment.

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