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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business



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.” –CNN

Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been…

Amusing Ourselves To Death

ISBN 10 : 014303653X
ISBN 13 : 9780143036531

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines expos..


Amusing Ourselves To Death

ISBN 10 : 1101042621
ISBN 13 : 9781101042625

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 med..


Neil Postman Amusing And Informing Ourselves To Death

ISBN 10 : 9783638441773
ISBN 13 : 3638441776

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik..


Amazing Ourselves To Death

ISBN 10 : 1433119307
ISBN 13 : 9781433119309

"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --..


Teaching As A Subversive Activity

ISBN 10 : 9780307491701
ISBN 13 : 0307491706

A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world. From the Trade Paperback editi..


How To Watch Tv News

ISBN 10 : 0143113771
ISBN 13 : 9780143113775

A guide to interpreting television news discusses how news programs are presented and the difference between what they say they present and what they actually deliver...


Entertaining Ourselves To Death

ISBN 10 : 0979907349
ISBN 13 : 9780979907340

Andrew Strom is an international author and speaker - as well as a bass guitarist with a long history of involvement in Christian music, video, promotion, recording, and Youth mini..


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