Postman Neil - Amusing Ourselves to Death


Author : Postman Neil
Title : Amusing Ourselves to Death Public discourse int the age of show business
Year : 1985

Link download : Postman_Neil_-_Amusing_Ourselves_to_Death.zip

new introduction by Andrew Postman. MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER—THE PROPHETIC LANDMARK WORK EXPLORING THE CORROSIVE EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA ON A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. Television has habituated us to visual entertainment measured out in spoonfuls of time. But what happens when we come to expect the same things from our politics and public discourse? What happens to journalism, education, and religion when they too become forms of show business? Twenty years ago, Neil Postman's lively polemic was the first book to consider the way that electronic media were reshaping our culture. Now, with TV joined by the Internet, cell phones, cable, and DVDs, Amusing Ourselves to Death carries even greater significance. Elegant, incisive, and terrifically readable, it's a compelling take on our addiction to entertainment. "I can't think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary —and yes, more entertaining—book about the media culture." Victor Navasky, publisher, The Nation. "All I can say about Neil Postman's brilliant Amusing Ourselves to Death is: Guilty As Charged." Matt Groening ...




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