Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"
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The paper relates that Neil Postman's 1985 book deals with the issue of how television has come to influence the lives of almost everyone today. The paper provides a brief overview of Postman's main arguments, followed by an analysis and critique which will try to place his thesis in a more modern, 21st century context. The paper does note that changes in technology since the publication of his book require us to look differently at the cultural situation he presents.
From the Paper:"Neil Postman is a professor of communications and the media, and a long-time cultural critic and researcher in the field of popular culture and its relationship with the mass media. His 1985 book "Amusing Ourselves to Death" deals with the very important issue of how television has come to influence the lives of almost everyone today, especially in the United States and associated regions of the world. In this review I will provide a brief overview of Postman's main arguments, followed by an analysis and..."
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