Amusing ourselves to death is a work that aims to both explore complicated ideas and market itself to the general public its basic thesis is that television has negatively affected the level of public discourse in contemporary america, and it considers media in a larger context to achieve that. By walter goodman amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business by neil postman 184 pages elisabeth sifton books/viking $1595 nov 21, 1985. Amusing ourselves to death by neil postman penguin books amusing ourselves to death neil postman--critic, writer, educator, and communications theorist--is world, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure in short, orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us huxley feared that what we love.
Written by educator and media theorist neil postman and published by penguin books in 1985, amusing ourselves to death is a non-fiction book about the dangers of television entertainment in the book, postman explores and attempts to define the ways in which the media of a civilization shapes its discourse. In 1985 postman wrote amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business a 20th anniversary edition of the book was released in 2005 i was just 3 years old when postman wrote amusing ourselves to death.
Amusing ourselves to death – neil postman non-fiction, imagine my over the moon joy when niel postman says pretty much exactly that in the introduction to amusing ourselves to death, and then spend the rest of the book proving the point the book chronicles the perceived effects happening (or rather, which had happened) to the american.
Review: neil postman's 'amusing ourselves to death' alex reinhart – posted january 23, 2016 the refsmmat report a blog at refsmmatcom amusing ourselves to death is interesting both for its arguments and the realization that things have gotten much, much worse since it was published in 1985.
Andrew postman, author of more than a dozen books, wrote the introduction to amusing ourselves to death (2005 edition) thu 2 feb 2017 1309 est last modified on fri 20 apr 2018 1140 edt share on.
Amusing ourselves to death is a good read, a disturbing read, a thought-provoking read and, dare i say it, a must-read it deserves its status as a classic and, though already two decades out of date, it is as timely as ever.