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The Resource Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education, Neil Postman

Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education, Neil Postman

Label
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education
Title
Conscientious objections
Title remainder
stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education
Statement of responsibility
Neil Postman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Postman, Neil
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and education
  • Technology
  • Mass media
Label
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education, Neil Postman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social science as moral theology -- Defending against the indefensible -- The naming of missiles -- My German question -- A muted celebration -- A parable of ring around the collar -- The news -- The educationist as painkiller -- Etiquette -- Megatons for anthromegs -- The conservative outlook -- Remembering the golden age -- Columbusity -- Alfred Korzybski -- The disappearance of childhood -- Future shlock -- Safe-fail -- My graduation speech
Control code
18049413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780394572703
Lccn
88045270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1150861
Label
Conscientious objections : stirring up trouble about language, technology, and education, Neil Postman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social science as moral theology -- Defending against the indefensible -- The naming of missiles -- My German question -- A muted celebration -- A parable of ring around the collar -- The news -- The educationist as painkiller -- Etiquette -- Megatons for anthromegs -- The conservative outlook -- Remembering the golden age -- Columbusity -- Alfred Korzybski -- The disappearance of childhood -- Future shlock -- Safe-fail -- My graduation speech
Control code
18049413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780394572703
Lccn
88045270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1150861

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