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Four arguments for the elimination of television

Author: Jerry Mander
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Depicts television as a technological monster, a menace to the psychology of the individual and to the environment, and an instrument of unprecedented autorcratic power.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Mander
ISBN: 0688032745 9780688032746 0688082742 9780688082741
OCLC Number: 3240263
Description: 371 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. The belly of the beast ; War to control the unity machine --
The mediation of experience. The walling of awareness ; Expropriation of knowledge ; Adrift in mental space --
The colonization of experience. Advertising : the standard-gauge railway ; The centralization of control --
Effects of television on the human being. Anecdotal reports : sick, crazy, mesmerized ; The ingestion of artificial light ; How television dims the mind ; How we turn into our images ; The replacement of human images by television --
The inherent biases of television. Information loss ; Images disconnected from source ; Artificial unusualness ; The pieces that fall through the filter --
Impossible thoughts. Television taboo.
Responsibility: by Jerry Mander.

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Depicts television as a technological monster, a menace to the psychology of the individual and to the environment, and an instrument of unprecedented autorcratic power.

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