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Amusing Ourselves to Death : Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business - (rev edition

Amusing Ourselves to Death : Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (ISBN10: 014303653X; ISBN13: 9780143036531)
ISBN13: 978-0143036531
ISBN10: 014303653X

Summary: The prophetic landmark work exploring the corrosive effects of electronic media on a democratic society

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 e
ven 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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Summary: The prophetic landmark work exploring the corrosive effects of electronic media on a democratic society

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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: (REV)05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 12/27/2005
International: No

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