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Read online Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology In this witty often terrifying work of cultural criticism the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it with radical consequences for the meanings of politics art education intelligence and truth by Neil Postman

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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Title:Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
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ISBN:0679745408
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Number of Pages:222
Category:Non fiction, Technology, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural, Science, Education
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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education, Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Teaching As A Conserving Activity, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future, Soft Revolution, How to Watch TV News, The Disappearance of Childhood, The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs In this eloquent persuasive book Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught Before we hand over politics education religion and journalism to the show business demands of the television age we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can in turn shape them to serve out highest goals, A no holds barred assault on outdated teaching methods with dramatic amp practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today s world br Introduction br Crap detecting br The medium is the message of course br The inquiry method br Pursuing relevance br What s worth knowing br Meaning making br Languaging br New teachers br City schools br New languages the media br Two alternatives br So what do you do now br Strategies for survival, In b Building a Bridge to the th Century b acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world br br Postman shows us how to reclaim that balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment from Jefferson s representative democracy to Locke s deductive reasoning to Rousseau s demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future Here too is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time Provocative and brilliantly argued b Building a Bridge to the th Century b illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age a byway whose signposts it turns out were there all along, No description available