- Paperback: 177 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Books; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (1 Jan. 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679751661
- ISBN-13: 978-0679751663
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Disappearance of Childhood Paperback – 1 Jan 1996
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"Postman persuasively mobilizes the insights of psychology, history, semantics, McLuhanology, and common sense on behalf of his astonishing and original thesis."
About the Author
Neil Postman was University Professor, Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology, and Chair of the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. Among his twenty books are studies of childhood (The Disappearance of Childhood), public discourse (Amusing Ourselves to Death), education (Teaching as a Subversive ActivityandThe End of Education), and the impact of technology (Technopoly). His interest in education was long-standing, beginning with his experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher. He died in 2003."
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