• rhetorical essay
    Qualls Professor Phillips WRIT 101 September 3, 2013 Television as Teacher Television is the main source of entertainment in America and across the world. Television is how we get our information about such things as: weather, breaking news, politics, and even just the latest celebrity gossip...
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  • Amusing Ourselves to Death Chapter Summaries/Analysis
    Amusing Ourselves To Death Chapter 1: In Chapter 1 of the novel, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman, the concept of the “media metaphor” is introduced. Postman presents the idea that every civilization's “conversation” is hindered by the jaundice of the media it utilizes. He uses the term...
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  • An Incomplete Picture of Life
    pictures of our everyday lives. He explains how people are too busy “working or working out or playing or…watching TV” to engage in reading (170). Neil Postman, a popular and controversial scholar and critic, explains how “A mode of thinking is being lost” (170). We are losing the way that we challenge...
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  • Neil Postman
    Neil Postman was born on March 8, 1931 and died October 5, 2003. He received a master's degree in 1955 and a doctorate of education degree in 1958, both from the Teachers College, Columbia University. He began teaching at New York University in 1959. In 1971, he founded a program in media ecology at...
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  • Neil Postman
    methods develop, language as a way of expressing ones self has remained the most effective. Despite this fact, language still has its pitfalls. Neil Postman, in his essay “Defending Against the Indefensible,” outlines seven concepts that can be used to aid a student in better understanding...
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  • Neil Postman
    methods develop, language as a way of expressing ones self has remained the most effective. Despite this fact, language still has its pitfalls. Neil Postman, in his essay "Defending Against the Indefensible," outlines seven concepts that can be used to aid a student in better understanding...
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  • summary
    viên: Ms.Giang SUMMARY “TELEVISION AS TEACHER”- Neil Postman Nail Postman, who has written many books on the effects of aspects of popular culture on children, claimed that television program runs counter to the purpose of education. To illustrate his point, Nail Postman offer two example: Sesame...
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  • Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
    Lesson Two Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death chronicles the rise of television culture in America, from colonial times to the modern day; though of course, there were no televisions around in colonial...
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  • Modern Tecnology
     Modern technology, which includes the television, advertising, and cell phones, negatively affects individuals and relationships between citizens, politics, religion, and the society as a whole. In the articles by Turkle, Postman, and Killbourne, they write about modern technology, and the different...
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  • Teaching as an Amusing Activity
    Education In Neil Postman's book Amusing Ourselves to Death, he discusses the impact that television has on the American culture. Postman talks about how much the American culture hands itself over to the television and he show the ways that it is being done He shows the impact that television has on the...
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  • English
    Amusing Ourselves to Death , by Neil Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death , by Neil Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman PENGUIN books AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH Neil Postman--critic, writer, educator, and communications theorist--is chairman of the Department of Communication Arts...
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  • Annotated Bibliogrophy
    3 specific elementary schools tracking the achievement level index of said schools in the Mississippi Delta from 2003 to 2007. They analyzed the teachers of these schools and looked at what is needed to make the NCLB work. Upon further research of the authors they have written a plethora of scholarly...
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  • Amusing Ourselves to Death
    of our time as nothing more than fodder for entertainment. Television is the biggest culprit, and those of us who grew up on television have been damaged in ways that are now so universally common that they go unnoticed. Neil Postman’ s examination of this problem in his 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves...
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  • From Socrates to Sesame Street
    printed page.” 2. The distinctions that the author presents show the difference in discourse in the print-based culture versus discourse in the television based. The differences stem around the fact that that a “language-centered discourse such as was characteristic of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century...
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  • Neil Postman: Fear vs. Happiness
    Neil Postman: Fear vs. Happiness When the World Trade Center collapsed, the world was overcome with fear. Now, people fear that they could no longer live their lives the way they used to, oblivious of the dangers around them. People fear that there were not enough security measures being taken to...
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  • Succumbing to Technology
    technology is advancing and making the populace more dependent upon its ability to amuse us. In Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, he examines this danger. Postman tells of what the future world might be by comparing Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley...
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  • Secret Corruption
    other societies? It has something to do with the media and their way of drawing us in. Being college students, the last thing we want to watch on television when we get home from a hard day of classes is to watch the news. All day long we are focusing our attention to lectures and new material, most of...
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  • Literature
    professionalism. Television, Politics and Media "...Americans are the best entertained and quite likely the least well- informed people in the Western world”(Postman). One consumes and conceives information differently from news set out in print and news elicited in television. Information in print...
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  • Neil Postman - Responses
    Part I On page 11, Postman quotes Niels Bohr as saying, "The opposite of a correct statement is an incorrect statement, but the opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth." What does this statement mean? Do you agree with it? Why or why not? Opposition creates two points of view and provides...
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  • Why Computers Not Replace Teachers?
    My high school English teacher, Mrs. Picquet, taught me how to think. Not that I’d never thought about anything before, but she really taught me how to do it well – how to make connections among different ideas, how to question the texts and issues presented to me, how to understand rather than memorize...
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