"Amusing Ourselves to Death" Book Review by Top Papers

"Amusing Ourselves to Death"
A review of Neil Postman's 1985 book, "Amusing Ourselves to Death."
# 134347 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Communication (Television) , Literature (American) , Sociology (Media and Society)


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The paper provides a synopsis of Postman's text and explores the major question he asks - whether or not our television age is creating knuckle-dragging and unthinking citizens. The paper also looks at his manner of approaching the subject matter, to say nothing of the conclusions he draws. The paper analyzes the text, with an eye towards uncovering the weaknesses of the book, the general success or failure of the methodology he employs, and the validity of the conclusions he draws. In the end, the paper posits that Mr. Postman seems to be an elitist who is unprepared to give the ordinary citizen, or the latest technology, any credit.

From the Paper:

"The following paper will briefly review Neil Postman's 1985 book, "Amusing Ourselves to Death". The ensuing few pages will provide a synopsis of Postman's moderately famous text and will explore the major question he asks - whether or not our television age is creating knuckle-dragging and unthinking citizens - and will also look at his manner of approaching the subject matter, to say nothing of the conclusions he draws. From there, the paper will take some time to critically review or analyze the text, with an eye towards uncovering the weaknesses of the book, the general..."

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"Amusing Ourselves to Death" (2007, December 01) Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/amusing-ourselves-to-death-134347/

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""Amusing Ourselves to Death"" 01 December 2007. Web. 13 August. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/amusing-ourselves-to-death-134347/>

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