Academic journal article et Cetera

Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited

Academic journal article et Cetera

Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited

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Lance Strate. Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

In this book, Lance Strate-professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, an IGS trustee, and a foremost media ecologist scholarreviews and comments on Neil Postman's arguments on journalism, politics, religion, and education; examines Postman's life and career; analyzes the field of media ecology that Postman originated; and offers insights into how our uses of media are reflecting and reshaping society.

Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985) was the most popular and influential of the approximately twenty-five books Postman authored in his academic career. It became required reading for students of the humanities and social sciences and had a significant impact on many individuals outside academia. Strate takes a scholarly approach to Amusing Ourselves to Death in Amazing Ourselves to Death and relates it to Postman's other books, especially Technopoly (1992), a volume that bears the subhead The Surrender of Culture to Technology. …

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