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Born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the State University of New York and Columbia University, Neil Postman is a communications theorist, educator, and writer who has been deeply involved with the issue of the impact of the media and advanced communications technology on American culture. In mostrar mais his many books, Postman has strongly opposed the idea that technology will "save" humanity. In fact, he has focused on the negative ways in which television and computers alter social behavior. In his book Technopoly, Postman argues that the uncontrolled growth of technology destroys humanity by creating a culture with no moral structure. Thus, technology can be a dangerous enemy as well as a good friend. Postman, who is married and has three children, currently is a professor of media ecology at New York University and editor of Et Cetera, the journal of general semantics. In addition to his books, he has contributed to various magazines and periodicals, including Atlantic and The Nation. He has also appeared on the television program Sunrise Semester. Postman is the holder of the Christian Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching from New YorkUniversity. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Neil Postman

Teaching As a Subversive Activity (1969) — Autor — 754 cópias
The Disappearance of Childhood (1982) 686 cópias
How to Watch TV News (1992) 342 cópias
Language in America (1969) 17 cópias
Language and reality (1966) 8 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1931-03-08
Data de falecimento
2003-10-05
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Queens, New York, USA
Educação
State University of New York, Fredonia
Columbia University (PhD)
Ocupação
professor
media theorist
cultural critic
Relacionamentos
Postman, Marc (son)
Organizações
New York University

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The best book on this topic. I would recommend for everyone who wants a better understanding of our time.
 
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georgeslacombe | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 24, 2014 |
A summary of Neil Postman ideas and thoughts. Good starting point for this author.
 
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georgeslacombe | outras 2 resenhas | Feb 24, 2014 |

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Obras
30
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2
Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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