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

Amusing Ourselves to Death : Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Author: Andrew Postman Neil Postman
Rating: 4.14
Bestsellers Rate: 2732
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 208
Hours of reading: 3.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 12,36 €

About the book

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

Reviews

I can t think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary and yes, more entertaining book about media culture. Victor Navasky, National Book Award-winning author of The Art of Controversy All I can say about Neil Postman s brilliant Amusing Ourselves to Death is: Guilty As Charged. Matt Groening, Creator of The Simpsons As a fervent evangelist of the age of Hollywood, I publicly opposed Neil Postman s dark picture of our media-saturated future. But time has proved Postman right. He accurately foresaw that the young would inherit a frantically all-consuming media culture of glitz, gossip, and greed. Camille Paglia 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

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"I can't think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary - and yes, more entertaining - book about media culture." -Victor Navasky, National Book Award-winning author of The Art of Controversy "All I can say about Neil Postman's brilliant Amusing Ourselves to Death is: Guilty As Charged." -Matt Groening, Creator of The Simpsons "As a fervent evangelist of the age of Hollywood, I publicly opposed Neil Postman's dark picture of our media-saturated future. But time has proved Postman right. He accurately foresaw that the young would inherit a frantically all-consuming media culture of glitz, gossip, and greed." -Camille Paglia "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

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Authors: Andrew Postman Neil Postman
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Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint: Penguin USA
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780143036531
ISBN10: 014303653X
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Edition Statement: Anniversary
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 208
Book Weight: 153
Book Dimensions: 130x196x14
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Publication date: July 15, 2011
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Publication City/Country: New York, NY, United States

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