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The Resource Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman

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

Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
Title
Amusing ourselves to death
Title remainder
public discourse in the age of show business
Statement of responsibility
Neil Postman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the effects of television on American society, arguing that media messages, which were generally coherent, serious, and rational when in print, have become shriveled and absurd due to the medium of television
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.2/34
Index
index present
LC call number
P94
LC item number
.P63 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Penguin, 1985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-175) and index
Contents
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" -- Shuffle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning
Control code
13456186
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 184 p.
Isbn
9780140094381
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
86009513
Note
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: ANS from Uwe Woltemade to Molly Ivins (1 post-it). Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Label
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business, Neil Postman
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Penguin, 1985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-175) and index
Contents
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" -- Shuffle off to Bethlehem -- Reach out and elect someone -- Teaching as an amusing activity -- The Huxleyan warning
Control code
13456186
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 184 p.
Isbn
9780140094381
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
86009513
Note
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: ANS from Uwe Woltemade to Molly Ivins (1 post-it). Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries

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