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    DescriptionTelevision has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught. Before we hand over politics, education, religion, and journalism to the show business demands of the television age, we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can, in turn, shape them to serve out highest goals.


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    Title
    Amusing Ourselves to Death
    Subtitle
    Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Postman, Introduction by Andrew Postman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143036531
    ISBN 10: 014303653X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC subject category V2: APT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    DC21: 302.234
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEREF
    DC22: 302.23
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: PER010030
    B&T Approval Code: A34301800
    BISAC V2.8: TEC043000, BIO000000
    DC22: 302.234
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: P94 .P63 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    20
    Edition statement
    Anniversary
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    02 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Neil Postman (1931-2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books.