Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business (Book, 1985) [WorldCat.org]
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Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postman, Neil.
Amusing ourselves to death.
New York : Viking, 1985
(OCoLC)756442833
Named Person: Fernsehen
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 0670804541 9780670804542 0413404404 9780413404404 0434593001 9780434593002
OCLC Number: 11842779
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: viii, 184 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Neil Postman.

Abstract:

Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

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by WTYILL@KUK (WorldCat user on 2007-07-10)

Foreword vii PART I: 1. The Medium Is the Metaphor 3 2. Media as Epistemology 16 3. Typographic America 30 4. The Typographic Mind 44 5. The Peek-a-Boo World 64 PART II: 6. The Age of Show Business 83 7. “Now…This” 99 8. Shuffle Off to Bethlehem 114 9. Reach Out and Elect Someone 125 10. Teaching as an Amusing Activity 142 11. The Huxleyan Warning 155 Notes 165 Bibliography 173 Index 177

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