Major Works
by Neil Postman


 
 
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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.
 

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Postman takes an enlightening look at the long-term effects of mass media--how it transforms our world, and the ways in which the media onslaught can be challenged.
 


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Neil Postman describes the threats to childhood in America today, and what this disappearance means. The concept of childhood is a relatively recent invention in history of humanity; the author predicts that the mass media may be spelling its demise.
 


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Among the arguments for further subversion by Postman, author of "Teaching as a Subversive Activity," are a call to end the pursuit of multiculturalism in favor of helping the young to "transcend individual identity by finding inspiration in a story of humanity," a plea for schools to engage students in the care of their own school facilities and neighborhoods, a proposition to emphasize analysis over memorization in many fields of study, and a heartfelt belief in the dramatic and immediate improvement that could result if teachers abandoned their textbooks.


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An important guide to understanding what you're getting--and not getting--from TV news. Postman and Powers warn that anyone who relies exclusively on TV for a knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake and suggest ways to intelligently evaluate TV news shows.


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In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays, one of America's sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst-and the best-of our habits of discourse, tendencies in education, and obsessions with technological novelty.


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In this analysis, a social critic examines the scientific and intellectual climate of the 18th century, and suggests that readers guide themselves into the 21st century by applying the wisdom of the past.
 



 


 

 

 
 



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