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Neil Postman
Neil Postman

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Neil Postman was University Professor, Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology, and Chair of the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. Among his twenty books are studies of childhood (The Disappearance of Childhood), public discourse (Amusing Ourselves to Death), education (Teaching as a Subversive Activity and The End of Education), and the impact of technology (Technopoly). His interest in education was long-standing, beginning with his experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher. He died in 2003.

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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
How the Past Can Improve Our Future
Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
How the Past Can Improve Our Future
Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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Conscientious Objections
Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $13.95

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. Writing in the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Postman sends... Read more >
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Conscientious Objections
Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Disappearance of Childhood

Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Disappearance of Childhood

Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 2, 1994
Price: $15.00

With a new Introduction by the author. From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and prophecy traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today, and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood. Postman suggests that childhood... Read more >
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The End of Education
Redefining the Value of School
Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 1996
Price: $15.95

Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to... Read more >
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The End of Education
Redefining the Value of School
Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Teaching As a Subversive Activity

Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 18, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Teaching As a Subversive Activity

Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: July 15, 1971
Price: $15.00

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Technopoly
The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Written by Neil Postman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $15.95

Postman examines the American fixation with technology and argues that the United States is in danger of becoming a  technopoly,  a system in which technology of every kind is cheerfully granted sovereignty over social institutions and national life, and becomes self-justifying, self-perpetuating, and omnipresent.  Postman traces the historical movement of technology from being a... Read more >
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Technopoly
The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Written by Neil Postman


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

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