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Amusing ourselves to death : [electronic resource] public discourse in the age of show business / Neil Postman.

By: Postman, Neil.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1986, c1985Description: viii, 184 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0140094385 (pbk.); 9780140094381 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mass media -- Influence | Mass media -- United States | Televisie | Culturele invloedenDDC classification: 302.2/34 Other classification: 05.36 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
The mediums 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.
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"Elisabeth Sifton books."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175) and index.

The mediums 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.

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