Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
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Published:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2005.
Status:
Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction
302.23 POSTM 2005
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
302.23 POSTM 2005
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Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction
302.23 POSTM 2005
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May 28, 2019
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
302.23 POSTM 2005
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Mar 18, 2019
Description
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.” -CNNOriginally 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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Book
Edition:
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Physical Desc:
xx, 184 pages ; 20.
Language:
English
ISBN:
014303653X, 9780143036531

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-175) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Postman, N. (2005). Amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business. Twentieth anniversary edition. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Postman, Neil. 2005. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Postman, Neil, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. Twentieth anniversary edition. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 2005. Print.

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