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Postman, Neil

Works: 226 works in 1,156 publications in 23 languages and 28,583 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Other
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Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business by Neil Postman( Book )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the effects of television on American society, arguing that media messages, which were generally coherent, serious, and rational when in print, have become shriveled and absurd due to the medium of television
The end of education : redefining the value of school by Neil Postman( Book )

65 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning
Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth
The disappearance of childhood by Neil Postman( Book )

127 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their ability to think abstractly, and the very concept of childhood is being destroyed
Teaching as a subversive activity by Neil Postman( Book )

82 editions published between 1060 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world"--Jacket subtitle
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education by Neil Postman( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future by Neil Postman( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century Neil Postman revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future - ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew." "He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness." "Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose - as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world."--Jacket
How to watch TV news by Neil Postman( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is suffering from an information glut, and most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus Americans are rapidly becoming the least knowledgeable people in the industrial world. For anyone who wants to control--not be controlled by--the powerful influence of television, How to Watch TV News shows you how to become a discerning viewer
Language in America by Neil Postman( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two distinugished commentators representing a broad range of interests were asked to address themselves to the general question: "To what extent is the language of (politics, racism, advertising, psychotherapy, law, etc.) facilitating or impeding our chances of survival?
Linguistics: a revolution in teaching by Neil Postman( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook of modern linguistics has been prepared for the adult layman or teacher who needs a general background in linguistics as well as an understanding of the "linguistic approach" as it is being introduced in english teaching today. The authors have taken the stand that linguistics is here to stay--along with the "new math," the "new science," and the "new social studies." Part one deals with the various aspects of linguistics as a discipline, and the importance of its contributions "when it is defined as the use of scientific processes of inquiry into the role of language in human affairs." Part two discusses grammar, usage, semantics, lexicography and dialect geography, linguistics and reading, and related fields such as metalinguistics and psycholinguistics. A two-page chart indicates the major linguists from 1900 to the present time, listed according to their particular field of linguistic study. A selected bibliography is also included. This book is published by dell publishing co., Inc., 750 third avenue, new york, N.Y. 10017 ($1.75). (amm)
The soft revolution; a student handbook for turning schools around by Neil Postman( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Catalan and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school book : for people who want to know what all the hollering is about by Neil Postman( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television and the teaching of English by Neil Postman( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy talk, stupid talk : how we defeat ourselves by the way we talk and what to do about it by Neil Postman( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to reduce ridiculous communication so that verbal behavior will not be an excessive burden
Wir amüsieren uns zu Tode : Urteilsbildung im Zeitalter der Unterhaltungsindustrie by Neil Postman( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How to recognize a good school by Neil Postman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing ourselves to death by Neil Postman( )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eloquently persuasive 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 even the way we think. Postman believes that public discourse, the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good, is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment
Das Technopol : die Macht der Technologien und die Entmündigung der Gesellschaft by Neil Postman( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine unmißverständliche Aufforderung, es uns in der Welt der hilfreichen Technologien nicht bequem zu machen; eine leidenschaftliche Verteidigung der menschlichen Vernunft gegen die entmündigung der Gesellschaft durch die Maschinen
Discovering your language by Neil Postman( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se distraire à en mourir by Neil Postman( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death , but his ascent would not have surprised Postman." - CNN 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. "A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one." ?Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
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The end of education : redefining the value of school
The end of education : redefining the value of schoolTechnopoly : the surrender of culture to technologyThe disappearance of childhoodTeaching as a subversive activityConscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and educationBuilding a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our futureHow to watch TV newsAmusing ourselves to death
Alternative Names
Neil Postman American writer and academic

Neil Postman Amerikaans auteur

Neil Postman sociologo statunitense

Neil Postman US-amerikanischer Medienwissenschaftler und Sachbuch-Autor

Neilas Postmanas

Postman, Neil, 1931-

Ніл Постман

Постман, Нил

ניל פוסטמן

نيل بوستمان

نیل پستمن

ਨੀਲ ਪੋਸਟਮੈਨ

ნილ პოსტმენი

닐 포스트먼

포스트맨, 니일 1931-2003

포스트맨, 닐 1931-2003

포스트먼, 네일 1931-2003

포스트먼, 닐 1931-2003


ポストマン, ニ-ル 1931-2003

ポストマン, ニール