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7 edition of The disappearance of childhood found in the catalog.

The disappearance of childhood

by Neil Postman

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children,
  • Mass media and children,
  • Children and adults

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNeil Postman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ767.9 .P67 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 177 p. ;
    Number of Pages177
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1092073M
    ISBN 100679751661
    LC Control Number94016385

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The points he makes about the "disappearance of childhood" are more relevant today than when the book was written/5(61). From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood.

Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively /5(4).

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Informative, alarming, and aphoristic, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into poprular 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. In his book, The Disappearance of Childhood, Neil Postman () believes that childhood is “disappearing at a dazzling speed”.

To make his point, he identifies the similarities experienced in both children and adults concerning modes of dressing and in the manner in which the various constitutions accord both these parties equal rights and.

About The Disappearance of Childhood. From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today−and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood.

Postman has swung dogmatically from Teaching as a Subversive Activity () to Teaching as a Conserving Activity () and landed, now, in the coils of social history. His simple, endlessly elaborated theme: ""the symbolic area in which a society conducts itself will either make childhood necessary or irrelevant."" This translates into the notion of childhood being ""invented"" along with.

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