Amazing Ourselves to Death

Amazing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman S Most Popular Work, Amusing Ourselves To Death 1985 , Provided An Insightful Critique Of The Effects Of Television On Public Discourse In America, Arguing That Television S Bias Towards Entertaining Content Trivializes Serious Issues And Undermines The Basis Of Democratic Culture Lance Strate, Who Earned His Doctorate Under Neil Postman And Is One Of The Leading Media Ecology Scholars Of Our Time, Re Examines Postman S Arguments, Updating His Analysis And Critique For The Twenty First Century Media Environment That Includes The Expansion Of Television Programming Via Cable And Satellite As Well As The Internet, The Web, Social Media, And Mobile Technologies Integrating Postman S Arguments About Television With His Critique Of Technology In General, Strate Considers The Current State Of Journalism, Politics, Religion, And Education In American Culture Strate Also Contextualizes Amusing Ourselves To Death Through An Examination Of Postman S Life And Career And The Field Of Media Ecology That Postman Introduced This Is A Book About Our Prospects For The Future, Which Can Only Be Based On The Ways In Which We Think And Talk About The Present. Stepping back from the book, a slight grin plays at the corners of my mouth This is definitely the sort of book I enjoy, and its exploration of our culture and technology s transformative effect upon it was insightful and illuminating It was intriguing reading this book after having just finished Postman s Technopoly, which is referenced rather frequently in this book though not as much as Postman s Amusing Ourselves to Death.I would encourage teachers and educators to read this book just be prepared, it s a mouthful The research is rich and the analysis incisive No quarters are spared and almost every corner of society is touched upon I think pastors would also benefit from reading this, especially if they find themselves utilizing or wrestling with transmitting their services or sermons The relationship between medium and message is nowhere poignant than in the church.In the end, I greatly enjoyed the book and found its contents quite thought provoking I m looking forward to picking it apart and d
A highly intelligent, lucidly reasoned and written assessment of Neil Postman s work Postman died on the doorstep of the social media age, and Strate s book brings Postman s thinking to bear on the media world now burgeoning around us Well balanced, clear, supported
302.23 S8981 2014

[BOOKS] ✯ Amazing Ourselves to Death  ✴ Lance Strate – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 170 pages
  • Amazing Ourselves to Death
  • Lance Strate
  • 21 April 2017
  • 9781433119309