The School and Society & The Child and the Curriculum | Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers | Building a Bridge to the 18th Century | Teaching As a Subversive Activity | The End of Education | Technopoly | Amusing Ourselves to Death
Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds.
Informative, alarming, and aphorisitc, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.
About: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their ability to think abstractly, and the very concept of childhood is being destroyed
About: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their abilities to think abstractly, and that the very concept of childhood is being destroyed
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