"Amusing Ourselves to Death" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"Amusing Ourselves to Death"
Reviews the book "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Showbusiness" by N. Postman (1985).
# 31730 | 1,775 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 27, 2003 in Communication (Television) , English (Analysis)

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In the following review, this paper will summarize Postman's main arguments and share some of his examples of how television is the dominant mode of conversation and thought in 20th century North America. This paper will also address some of Postman's own unexamined assumptions and consider how these function to prevent Postman from developing a more critical perspective about social agency and intellectual participation, invention and interpretation.

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