Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death" Book Review by CalDR

Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"
Reviews and explores how Neil Postman discusses the concept of "the medium is the message" in his book "Amusing Ourselves to Death."
# 29920 | 1,571 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 17, 2003 in Film (Television) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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This paper discusses Neil Postman's observations, in his book "Amusing Ourselves to Death" about the way television makes us perceive issues, commodities, people and countries. It explores Postman's concept that medium has actually become more important than the message itself,and that the way American television presents information actually breeds ignorance because it turns important issues into nothing but entertainment.

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Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death" (2003, August 17) Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/neil-postman-amusing-ourselves-to-death-29920/

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"Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"" 17 August 2003. Web. 13 August. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/neil-postman-amusing-ourselves-to-death-29920/>

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