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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-12-27
ISBN : 1101042621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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

Amusing ourselves to death

Amusing ourselves to death Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781559402286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CLASSICS Amusing Ourselves to Death

CLASSICS Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-10-26
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781602593473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neil Postman Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman   Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Julia Schubert
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2005-11-23
ISBN : 3638441776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 und Amerikanistik), course: Orality and Literacy, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The central topics of the works of the writer, educator, communication theorist, social critic and cultural commentator Neil Postman have always been the media, their different forms of communication and their meanings to people, society and culture. Any of his books was built around the McLuhan-question: “Does the form of any medium of communication affect our social relations, our political ideas, or psychic habits, and of course, as he [Marshall McLuhan] always emphasized, our sensorium” (Postman: 07/30/05)? Postman was aware of the fact that a new technology and therefore a new medium may have destructive as well as creative effects. During the history of mankind there have been tremendous changes in the forms, volume, speed and context of information and it is necessary to find out what these changes meant and mean to our cultures (Postman: 1985, 160). For him, it is a basic principle that “the clearest way to see through a culture is to attend to its tools for conversation” (Postman: 1985, 8). In the book “Amusing Ourselves to Death - Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” Postman examines, from a 1980s viewpoint, the changes in the American culture caused by the shift from the Age of Reason with the printed word at its center to the Age of Show Business with television as the central medium - or in simplifying terms the shift from rationality to triviality. Twenty years later, the situation has changed again. This term paper will make an attempt to answer the question what the new media, especially the internet, did to the modern (American) culture and to its public discourse. Obviously, Postman’s provocative title “Amusing Ourselves to Death” was just the beginning of a fast moving development since nowadays the modern media world seems to shape our lives under the title “Informing Ourselves to Death” (Postman: 07/30/05) or to use one of the latest terms “Infotaining Ourselves to Death”. ..First of all, the following chapters will examine the line of Postman’s argumentation which led to the conclusion that television has significantly transformed the American society into an amusement and entertainment culture. What has happened and what was the role of the media? Was this the beginning of a “Brave New World”? As a matter of fact, Postman ́s theories and statements are not to be taken as unreflected truth. Subsequently,some critical remarks are to be made from a 21 st -century viewpoint. [...]

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Amusing Ourselves to Death

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Amusing Ourselves to Death Book
Author : Andrew Peak
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458898225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Scandalous Times

Scandalous Times Book
Author : Alex Ling
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-10-15
ISBN : 1350068543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in scandalous times. Every day some new controversy demands our attention, our emotional investment, and, ultimately, our judgment. Many of these routine transgressions will be understood in 'revelatory' terms, as peeling back the multiple layers of artifice and spin to reveal an underlying, and oftentimes disturbing, 'truth'. Otherswill be recognized as calculated marketing exercises that simply present the strategic face of contemporary capitalism. Yet these 'ordinary' scandals can themselves be seen to be largely derivative of another, altogether more fundamental-and fundamentally rare-form of disruption. Such is the real scandal that accompanies instances of authentic creation. Building on the philosophy of Alain Badiou, Scandalous Times not only argues the case for such 'real scandal', but also shows how it is today being abrogated and substituted through the increasing production of novel forms of state-sanctioned controversy. From Duchamp to Donald Trump, Scandalous Times explores the ways in which areas from art and advertising to politics and social media have come to actively contribute to this 'static' fabrication of controversy, all the while arguing for the need to rethink creativity as a radical exception to the state, and not its proxy.

War in Heaven Heaven on Earth

War in Heaven Heaven on Earth Book
Author : Stephen D. O'Leary,Geln S. McGhee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-12-18
ISBN : 1317488849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The apocalypse is a motif that lies behind many religious beliefs and practices. 'War in Heaven/Heaven on Earth' theorizes the apocalyptic as it has arisen in a variety of religious traditions, from Native American religion to Islam in Northern Nigeria and new terrorist movements. Millennial theory and history are explored from the perspective of social psychology, sociology and post-modern philosophy. The volume is unique in applying an analysis of millennial themes to a comparative study of religion.

Religion and Media

Religion and Media Book
Author : Hent de Vries,Samuel Weber
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780804734974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Counter The twenty-five contributors to this volume - who include such influential thinkers as Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Talal Asad, and James Siegel - confront the conceptual, analytical, and empirical difficulties involved in addressing the complex relationship between religion and media. The book's introductory section offers a prolegomenon to the multiple problems raised by an interdisciplinary approach to these multifaceted phenomena. The essays in the following part provide exemplary approaches to the historical and systematic background to the study of religion and media. The third part presents case studies by anthropologists and scholars of comparative religion. The book concludes with two remarkable documents: a chapter from Theodor W. Adorno's study of the relationship between religion and media in the context of political agitation (The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas's Radio Addresses) and a section from Niklas Luhmann's monumental Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft (Society as a Social System).

A Better Way

A Better Way Book
Author : Michael Horton
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2003-05-01
ISBN : 0801064686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A challenging examination of the biblical and theological issues underlying a distinctively Christian view of worship.

Human Dignity in the Biotech Century

Human Dignity in the Biotech Century Book
Author : Charles W. Colson,Nigel M. de S. Cameron
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2004-07-07
ISBN : 9780830827831
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Editors Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, along with a panel of expert contributors address in twelve essays the watershed legal and ethical challenges before us in twenty-first century biotechnology: stem cell research, cloning, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, cybernetics, abortion and more.

Technopoly

Technopoly Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN : 030779735X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Thinking in Story

Thinking in Story Book
Author : Richard A. Jensen
Publisher : CSS Publishing
Release : 1993
ISBN : 1556735731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jensen draws clues from the storytelling tradition which underlies much of Scripture to develop a carefully constructed rationale and design for narrative preaching. Chapters detail "sources for stories" and offer field-tested examples.

The Anatomy of Preaching

The Anatomy of Preaching Book
Author : David L. Larsen
Publisher : Kregel Academic
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780825493539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Insight and commentary on fifteen issues that affect a pastor's effectiveness, including making a sermon flow, escaping predictability, and using narrative effectively.

Teaching in the Knowledge Society

Teaching in the Knowledge Society Book
Author : Andy Hargreaves
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 0807743593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are living in a defining moment, when the world in which teachers do their work is changing profoundly. In his latest book, Hargreaves proposes that we have a one-time chance to reshape the future of teaching and schooling and that we should seize this historic opportunity. Hargreaves sets out what it means to teach in the new knowledge society, to prepare young people for a world of creativity and flexibility and to protect them against the threats of mounting insecurity. He provides inspiring examples of schools that operate as creative and caring learning communities and shows how years of "soulless standardization" have seriously undermined similar attempts made by many non-affluent schools. Hargreaves takes us beyond the dead-ends of standardization and divisiveness to a future in which all teaching can be a high-skill, creative, life-shaping mission because "the knowledge society requires nothing less." This major commentary on the state of today's teaching profession in a knowledge-driven world is theoretically original and strategically powerful?a practical, inspiring, and challenging guide to rethinking the work of teaching.

The Disappearance of Childhood

The Disappearance of Childhood Book
Author : Neil Postman
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-06-08
ISBN : 0307797228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into poprular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. Informative, alarming, and aphorisitc, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.

Stories of Childhood

Stories of Childhood Book
Author : Dean W. Duncan
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-10-20
ISBN : 0786471328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study questions the widely held perception that books, as an artistic medium, are superior to and more respectable than film or television, sometimes considered frivolous and pernicious. Criticism of both the big and small screens often obscures their signal accomplishments and the entertainment and insight they provide. The author analyzes our distaste for these media--and the romanticizing of the printed word that accompanies it--and argues that books and films are in fact quite complementary. A broad survey of film and TV offerings explores what enacted narratives have taught us about the nature of childhood.

Entertaining Politics

Entertaining Politics Book
Author : Jeffrey P. Jones
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780742530881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contrary to arguments that television is detrimental to democracy, Entertaining Politics explores the role of new political television in shaping a changing civic culture. Jeffrey P. Jones shows how viewers understand and make use of the increasingly blurred lines between 'serious' and 'entertainment' programming and argues that alarmist critics who predict the end of politics in the age of television have misconstrued the role of the medium and the commitment of audiences to both TV and public life. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Good Science Bad Science Pseudoscience and Just Plain Bunk

Good Science  Bad Science  Pseudoscience  and Just Plain Bunk Book
Author : Peter Daempfle
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2013
ISBN : 144221726X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are constantly bombarded with breaking scientific news in the media, but we are almost never provided with enough information to assess the truth of these claims. This book teaches readers how to think like a scientist to question claims like these more critically.