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Amusing Ourselves to Death


What effect does media have on your family?


Audience Parents, teachers, and students high school and up
Accessibility Very readable
Author Neil Postman
Page Count 208
Format Paperback
Publication Date Updated in 2005

General Description

In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman insightfully reveals the effects of television and media, which are training our habits, desires, and thoughts, and ultimately making us “decontextualized” robots. After alerting us to the dangerous effects of television, Postman offers suggestions for withstanding the media onslaught. Before we hand over politics, education, religion, and journalism to show business, we must recognize the ways in which the media shapes our lives and the ways we can, in turn, shape it to serve our highest goals.