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Bonfire of the humanities : television, subliteracy, and long-term memory loss

Author: David Marc
Publisher: [Syracuse, NY] : Syracuse University Press, 1995.
Series: Television series.
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The inaugural volume in The Television Series focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and electronic media - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness. In analyzing the decline of the humanities on college campuses, Marc covers a wide range of issues, including political  Read more...
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Marc, David.
Bonfire of the humanities.
[Syracuse, NY] : Syracuse University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)603816347
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Marc
ISBN: 0815603215 9780815603214 0815604637 9780815604631
OCLC Number: 31867088
Description: xvii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chosen by television : a viewer in the city --
Literacy : love it or leave it --
Mass memory : the past in the age of television --
Culture without context --
The emergence of television criticism, 1920 to 1988 --
Eight meditations on couch potato stasis, social mobility, and the itsy-bitsy attention span thing --
Distribution is everything.
Series Title: Television series.
Responsibility: David Marc ; foreword by Susan J. Douglas.
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