Amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business

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Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
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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 controlof our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.
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014303653
9780143036531
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subject_facet Mass media -- Influence, Mass media -- United States
table_of_contents Introduction to the Twentieth anniversary edition -- In 1985 -- Foreword -- The medium is the metaphor -- Media as epistemology -- Typographic America -- The typographic mind -- The peek-a-boo world -- The age of show business -- "Now...this" -- Shuttle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning.
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