Essays Tagged: "Neil Postman"

about the changes in the media

nology. This influence that it exerts has shaped American values and the way in which we view them. Neil Postman, Newcomb and Hirsch wrote two essays, which agree and oppose to this statement respecti ... d positively depending on how it is manipulated.In the essay, "The Age of Show Business," Professor Neil Postman states that television only has one objective: to entertain. He believes that Americans ...

(6 pages) 168 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Analysis of Niel Postman's "Amusing ourselves to death" )Only the first five chapters!).

William Contro Contro 1Professor LogsdonCritical Thinking10/17/03The Medium is the MetaphorIn Neil Postman's book, "Amusing Ourselves to Death," Postman begins with the argument that the medium ...

(3 pages) 57 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Reading is un-natural to children yet necessary for active participation in modern culture and society.

f the many consequences, but to un-pick just one of them. I intend to follow a path not finished by Neil Postman in his extraordinary book, The Disappearance of Childhood (1994).Throughout this book P ... what children should be and what children are. From Rousseau comes Froebel, Piaget, Montessori and Neill, these self proclaimed revolutionaries of education all have one thing in common; the concept ...

(22 pages) 194 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Relevance of Huxley and Orwell's Utopias in today's society

nto a place where its citizens live in constant terror and paranoia. In this passage, social critic Neil Postman compares and contrasts both authors' beliefs. I agree with Postman in that the Utopia d ...

(7 pages) 62 0 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


act It's inconceivable not to think that television couldn't influence our attitudes and behaviors. Neil Postman makes this point by outlining America's movement from a typographic society to telegrap ... see. Another implication is that all people have shared experiences and will think and react alike. Neil Postman advances the thought that television viewing is our way of knowing ourselves and the wo ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Technopoly and In Vitro Fertilization Charlotte Robinson

ss away, technology will be a part of human ife and it will be constantly changing. On the surface, Neil Postman's book Technopoly could be conceived as an attempt to undermine the purpose and quality ... ectives. Digest. 19(1), 24-26. Retrieved February 6, 2005, from JSTOR database.Beckman, T., (1999). Neil Postman, Technopoly. Retrieved February 7, 2005, from ...

(10 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" The Cautionary Tale of The Monster Who Killed Morality: The Tale of Frankenstein and the Technology of Today.

k, Harold G.; Hagan, John; Blackwell, Brenda Sims; Arneklev, Bruce. SocialForces; 9/1/1996.Postman, Neil. Technopoly. Vintage Books: New York, 1992Unknown. In Search of What Makes Us Humans. Smithsoni ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

History of Childhood

what makes adults smile and laugh.Speaking of today's condition of childhood, it is hard to ignore Neil Postman - a critic, writer and communications theorist, who argues that television is leading t ...

(6 pages) 57 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Jack London

Such a fundamental question is at the heart of Neil Postman's book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. "Technopoly" describes "the ... an: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil, (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995), p. 5.11 Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, (New York: Vintage Books, 1992), p ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Use Of Computers In Education

terial at the same time.However, some argue against the attractiveness of the computer to children. Neil Postman says: ?What attracts the child or adolescent is not the beauty or interest of the conte ... dren?s Machine ? Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. New York: Basic Books, 1993.Postman, Neil. The Disappearance of Childhood. New York: Vintage, 1994.

(8 pages) 85 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death -- Public discourse in the age of show-business" This book ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media


es are considered as favorable or unfavorable, positive or negative. One of such viewpoints is from Neil Postman ??who think of the youth of the Information Generation as the children of television, c ... youth of the Information Generation as the children of television, computer games and video games [Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood, 1982]. Postman's child is one who lost his childhood b ...

(6 pages) 1916 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

People are getting dumber

In today’s news dramas, the presenter may be spouting facts, but these facts are, as stated by Neil Postman, “information glut, information as garbage, information divorced from purpose and ... ul”, “richest”, and “freest” country should be ashamed.Works CitedPostman, Neil. Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future. New York: Vintage, ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Internet Changes Things - An Analysis of Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

The Internet Has Changed ThingsAmusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman presents the effects upon a culture whose primary means of public discourse consist of ...

(9 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies