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Postman, Neil

Works: 187 works in 889 publications in 21 languages and 26,270 library holdings
Genres: Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: P94, 302.234
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Neil Postman
Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business by Neil Postman( Book )

142 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 4,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman's groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media -- from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs -- it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. --Publisher
Technopoly : the surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman( Book )

68 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The end of education : redefining the value of school by Neil Postman( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Teaching as a subversive activity by Neil Postman( Book )

80 editions published between 1060 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world"--Jacket subtitle
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education by Neil Postman( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of essays, Postman explores three major themes: how the triumphs of technology can often waste creativity, why the decline and humiliation of the word is so problematic, and how education reflects the earlier two themes by subtly accepting them. He contends that the lack of critical thinking and crisis of illiteracy are directly related to how education interprets language and technology
How to watch TV news by Neil Postman( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is suffering from an information glut, and most Americans are no longer clear about what news is worth remembering or how any of it connects to anything else. Thus Americans are rapidly becoming the least knowledgeable people in the industrial world. For anyone who wants to control--not be controlled by--the powerful influence of television, How to Watch TV News shows you how to become a discerning viewer
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future by Neil Postman( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century Neil Postman 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 political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness." "Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose - as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world."--Jacket
Language in America by Neil Postman( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two distinugished commentators representing a broad range of interests were asked to address themselves to the general question: "To what extent is the language of (politics, racism, advertising, psychotherapy, law, etc.) facilitating or impeding our chances of survival?
The soft revolution; a student handbook for turning schools around by Neil Postman( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Catalan and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistics: a revolution in teaching by Neil Postman( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook of modern linguistics has been prepared for the adult layman or teacher who needs a general background in linguistics as well as an understanding of the "linguistic approach" as it is being introduced in english teaching today. The authors have taken the stand that linguistics is here to stay--along with the "new math," the "new science," and the "new social studies." Part one deals with the various aspects of linguistics as a discipline, and the importance of its contributions "when it is defined as the use of scientific processes of inquiry into the role of language in human affairs." Part two discusses grammar, usage, semantics, lexicography and dialect geography, linguistics and reading, and related fields such as metalinguistics and psycholinguistics. A two-page chart indicates the major linguists from 1900 to the present time, listed according to their particular field of linguistic study. A selected bibliography is also included. This book is published by dell publishing co., Inc., 750 third avenue, new york, N.Y. 10017 ($1.75). (amm)
The school book : for people who want to know what all the hollering is about by Neil Postman( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television and the teaching of English by Neil Postman( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in English and Spanish and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy talk, stupid talk : how we defeat ourselves by the way we talk and what to do about it by Neil Postman( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to reduce ridiculous communication so that verbal behavior will not be an excessive burden
How to recognize a good school by Neil Postman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing ourselves to death by Neil Postman( )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eloquently persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" have corrupted even the way we think. Postman believes that public discourse, the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good, is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment
Discovering your language by Neil Postman( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die zweite Aufklärung : vom 18. ins 21. Jahrhundert by Neil Postman( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and reality by Neil Postman( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to watch TV news by Neil Postman( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Postman, an author and academic, and Steve Powers, a television journalist, reveal the difference between what TV news says it is presenting and what it actually delivers, entertainment fodder versus genuine news. They explain why TV news has become a "cash cow," pointing to the symbiotic relationship between TV news and advertising. They also stress that anyone who relies exclusively on television for his or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake
Myths, men&beer : an analysis of beer commercials on broadcast television, 1987( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of education : redefining the value of school
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