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Conscientious Objections : Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology and Education
by Neil Postman


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. Readers will find themselves rethinking many of their bedrock assumptions: Should education transmit culture or defend us against it? Is technological innovation progress or a peculiarly American addiction? When everyone watches the same television programs -- and television producers don't discriminate between the audiences for Sesame Street and Dynasty -- is childhood anything more than a sentimental concept? Writing in the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends shock waves of wit and critical intelligence through the cultural wasteland.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679734215
  • ISBN-10: 067973421X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 1992
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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