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Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book of essays, Postman explores three major themes: how the triumphs of technology can often waste creativity, why the decline and humiliation of the word is so problematic, and how education reflects the earlier two themes by subtly accepting them. He contends that the lack of critical thinking and crisis of illiteracy are directly related to how education interprets language and technology.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postman, Neil.
Conscientious objections.
New York : Knopf, 1988
(OCoLC)575052207
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 039457270X 9780394572703
OCLC Number: 18049413
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Social science as moral theology --
Defending against the indefensible --
The naming of missiles --
My German question --
A muted celebration --
A parable of ring around the collar --
The news --
The educationist as painkiller --
Etiquette --
Megatons for anthromegs --
The conservative outlook --
Remembering the golden age --
Columbusity --
Alfred Korzybski --
The disappearance of childhood --
Future shlock --
Safe-fail --
My graduation speech.
Responsibility: Neil Postman.
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In this book of essays, Postman explores three major themes: how the triumphs of technology can often waste creativity, why the decline and humiliation of the word is so problematic, and how education reflects the earlier two themes by subtly accepting them. He contends that the lack of critical thinking and crisis of illiteracy are directly related to how education interprets language and technology.

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