Amusing Ourselves To Death

Author: Neil Postman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042625
Size: 20,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Amazing Ourselves To Death

Author: Lance Strate
Editor: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9781433119309
Size: 10,81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --


Author: Neil Postman
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797353
Size: 16,29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 525

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.

The Disappearance Of Childhood

Author: Neil Postman
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797228
Size: 20,22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Teaching As A Subversive Activity

Author: Neil Postman
Editor: Delta
ISBN: 0307491706
Size: 13,12 MB
Format: PDF
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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 edition.

How To Watch Tv News

Author: Neil Postman
Editor: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143113775
Size: 13,89 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

War In Heaven Heaven On Earth

Author: Stephen D. O'Leary
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317488830
Size: 12,50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

A Better Way

Author: Michael Horton
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 0801064686
Size: 20,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A challenging examination of the biblical and theological issues underlying a distinctively Christian view of worship.


Author: Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764366315
Size: 15,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In amusement parks and theme parks the role of architecture in generating an emotional experience has long outgrown its mere functional and structural aspects. This trend is now pervading shopping malls, airports, museums, even banks, and is one which progressive architects will have to confront, as it becomes an increasingly important feature for investors and users in our pleasure-seeking society. With a wealth of international examples ranging from the prototype Disneyland (where Walt Disney's concepts of animation were congenially transformed into reality) to historical amusement parks and modern day theme parks, "Animation" investigates this global trend in contemporary architecture for the first time. Rich visual images and astute analytical texts reveal how animation architecture functions, the effects it can achieve and the uses it can be put to.

Besides The Bible

Author: Dan Gibson
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083085858X
Size: 12,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide to the wide array of great books that they believe every Christian should read—the ones that matter to the church and the world.