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Soft Revolution
Title:Soft Revolution
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Category:Education, Non fiction, Social science
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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, Soft Revolution, The Disappearance of Childhood, Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future, How to Watch TV News, Teaching As A Conserving Activity, Teaching as a Subversive Activity
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, From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood br br Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research Neil Postman author of Technopoly suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten year olds, No description available, In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays one of America s sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst and the best of our habits of discourse tendencies in education and obsessions with technological novelty Readers will find themselves rethinking many of their bedrock assumptions Should education transmit culture or defend us against it Is technological innovation progress or a peculiarly American addiction When everyone watches the same television programs and television producers don t discriminate between the audiences for Sesame Street and Dynasty is childhood anything more than a sentimental concept Writing in the traditions of Orwell and H L Mencken Neil Postman sends shock waves of wit and critical intelligence through the cultural wasteland