Technopoly
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Technopoly


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
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  • ISBN 10 : 030779735X

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Technopoly Book Description :
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....

Confronting Technopoly

Confronting Technopoly


  • Author : Phil Rose
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781783206902

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Confronting Technopoly Book Description :
In 1992, Neil Postman presciently coined the term 'technopoly' to refer to 'the surrender of culture to technology'. This book brings together a number of contributors from different disciplinary perspectives to analyse technopoly both as a concept and as it is seen and understood in contemporary society. Contributors present both analysis of and strategies for managing techno-social conflict, and they also open up a number of fruitful new lines of thought around emerging technological, social, and even psychological forms....

Challenging Technopoly

Challenging Technopoly


  • Author : Ali Rashid Abdullah
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781491866528

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Challenging Technopoly Book Description :
“And herein lies the irony of the situation, certainly as far as African Americans were concerned. On one hand the machine was regarded as a curse because it represented a threat to employees. But the “last hired, first fired” employment principle that was applied to African American employees made the machine an even greater threat to them. Then, on the other hand, the machine reduced the amount of human physical exertion required to accomplish a task. Since racist discrimination insured that African Americans would end up with the least desirable, most arduous tasks, machines were then simultaneously viewed as a blessing.” Resolving this conundrum was the dilemma facing the African American worker following the Civil War. The Legend of John...

Christian Mind in the Emerging World

Christian Mind in the Emerging World


  • Author : Peter Tze Ming Ng
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-31
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781527520813

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Christian Mind in the Emerging World Book Description :
In response to challenges from the emerging world, this book brings together essays that discuss and exemplify various related approaches to academic faith integration and explore how Christian faith should underpin, scaffold, and frame our understanding of academic disciplines, leading to practical implications for work or action in modern society and culture. Written by Christian scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds including the USA, the UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and the Philippines, the contributions here all contribute a global perspective while addressing some specific issue or case in the context of Asia. They represent ingenious endeavors that illustrate the workings of a faith-integrated approach in domains...

Equipped to Tell the Next Generation

Equipped to Tell the Next Generation


  • Author : Donna R. Ryan
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781725261518

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Equipped to Tell the Next Generation Book Description :
Equipped to Tell the Next Generation bridges the gap between knowing and sharing our faith in Jesus by revealing areas of our beliefs and practices which have been syncretized with twenty-first-century American culture: relative truth, consumerism, pleasure, an independent spirit, the victim mentality, and the culture of doubt. These go to the heart of who we are and keep Christians from telling people about Jesus in winsome ways. This book provides the solution: recover the holiness of God, his ultimate characteristic, which holds all his characteristics in perfect unity. Rather than legalism, genuine holiness is the highest beauty which produces wholeness because it balances holy love, holy righteousness, repentance of sin, peace, and respect for a...

The End of Education
Score: 4.5
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The End of Education


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797209

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The End of Education Book Description :
In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning....

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Mass media
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  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000012455942

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Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Description :
Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think....

Communication Studies

Communication Studies


  • Author : Andrew Beck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781136485282

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Communication Studies Book Description :
This book brings together a huge range of material including academic articles, film scripts and interplanetary messages adrift on space probes with supporting commentary to clarify their imporatance to the field. Communication Studies: The Essential Resource is a collection of essays and texts for all those studying communication at university and pre-university level. Individual sections address: * texts and meanings in communication * themes in personal communication * communication practice * culture, communication and context * debates and controversies in communication. Edited by the same teachers and examiners who brought us AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction, this volume will help communications students to engage with the s...

Probing Popular Culture

Probing Popular Culture


  • Author : Marshall Fishwick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-06-30
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781136765520

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Probing Popular Culture Book Description :
“When it comes to seeing depth and lateral connections in the development of popular culture, nobody exceeds Marshall Fishwick.” -Canadian Psychology In Probing Popular Culture: On and Off the Internet, one of the leading authorities in American and popular culture studies presents an eye-opening examination o...

Conscientious Objections
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Conscientious Objections


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797315

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Conscientious Objections Book Description :
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 send...

The Disappearance of Childhood
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Disappearance of Childhood


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797223

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The Disappearance of Childhood Book Description :
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. 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 poprular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds. Informative, alarming, a...

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797285

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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century Book Description :
At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew. He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and po...

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University


  • Author : Timothy D. Stephen
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : 0791428532

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Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty First Century University Book Description :
An essay collection addressing computer networking and scholarly communication in higher education offers a broad array of insights from the technical and academic points of view. Many of the 25 contributors have been influential in establishing computer mediated communication in their universities and colleges. Their advice and experience cover on-line costs, administration, research issues, classroom networking across the curriculum, electronic library resources, and even a brief introduction to "navigating the network." Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR...

Person Reference and Gender in Translation
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Person Reference and Gender in Translation


  • Author : Marion Kremer
  • Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Comparative linguistics
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  • ISBN 10 : 3823349376

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Person Reference and Gender in Translation Book Description :
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How to Watch TV News
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

How to Watch TV News


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Penguin Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 0143113771

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How to Watch TV News Book Description :
A guide to interpreting television news discusses how news programs are presented and the difference between what they say they present and what they actually deliver....

The Corporate State

The Corporate State


  • Author : Robert M. Orrange
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Big business
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  • ISBN 10 : 0367366851

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The Corporate State Book Description :
This book critically examines key features of the contemporary organizational landscape by focusing on major beneficiaries of recent historical politicalcultural transformations involving the embrace of market fundamentalism and a market society: corporations, those who direct them, and those who use them for their own benefit. Part I examines the big US-based tech firms (i.e., Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon), highlighting numerous tensions and contradictions between their highly cultivated, flattering, yet unwarranted public images and the reality of how they operate as extremely competitive, at times deceptive, profitseeking entities. A focus on these firms also highlights just how dramatically the economic realm has been transformed over the ...

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Amusing Ourselves to Death


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 014303653X

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Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Description :
Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint....

The Rhetoric of the City

The Rhetoric of the City


  • Author : Paweł Marcinkiewicz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 363159755X

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The Rhetoric of the City Book Description :
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Opole)...

Exploring Media Research

Exploring Media Research


  • Author : Andy Ruddock
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2017-08-21
  • Genre: Reference
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781526421777

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Exploring Media Research Book Description :
Donald Trump's use of Twitter, the 'Angelina Effect', social media mourning, cyber-bullying: in today's media environment, evidence of media influence is all around us. As such, good media research is more important than ever, and crucially, is something all students can and should do. In Exploring Media Research, Andy Ruddock explains that the only way to learn or teach about media research is to do it. Carefully balancing theory and practice, he demystifies the process, showing you don't need huge amounts of time or money to do meaningful media analysis. This book: Explains how principles of motivation, causation, generalizability, and ethics apply to media research. Outlines different forms of 'reality' created by media stories, media users, and t...