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The Resource Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory, Stephen Bertman

Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory, Stephen Bertman

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Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory
Title
Cultural amnesia
Title remainder
America's future and the crisis of memory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Bertman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Applying the metaphor of Alzheimer's disease to our national state of mind, Bertman offers a chilling prognosis for our country's future unless radical steps for recovery are taken. He offers psychological insights into the nature of memory with perspectives on the meaning and future of democracy. With compelling evidence, the book demonstrates that cultural amnesia, like Alzheimer's disease, is an insidiously progressive and debilitating illness that is eating away at America's soul. Rather than superficially blaming memory loss on a failed educational system, Bertman looks beyond the classroom to the larger social forces that conspire to alienate Americans from their past: a materialistic creed that celebrates transience and disposability, and an electronic faith that worships the present to the exclusion of all other dimensions of time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bertman, Stephen
Dewey number
306/.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.B474 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • Academic achievement
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
  • Culture
  • Literacy
Label
Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory, Stephen Bertman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42021557
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780275962302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99043113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory, Stephen Bertman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42021557
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780275962302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99043113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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