Frases de Neil Postman

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Neil Postman

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Marzo 1931
Fecha de muerte: 5. Octubre 2003

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Neil Postman fue un sociólogo y crítico cultural estadounidense. Fue discípulo de Marshall McLuhan, director del Departamento de Cultura y Comunicación de la Universidad de Nueva York, y profesor de Ecología de los medios o Media Ecology.

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„Print, in even more revolutionary ways than writing, changed the very form of civilization.“

— Neil Postman
Context: Print, in even more revolutionary ways than writing, changed the very form of civilization.... the Protestant Revolution was contemporaneous with the invention of moving type.... the printing and distribution of millions of Bibles made possible a more personal religion, as the Word of God rested on each man's kitchen table. The book, by isolating the reader and his responses, tended to separate him from the powerful oral influences of his family, teacher, and priest. Print thus created a new conception of self as well as of self-interest. At the same time, the printing press provided the wide circulation necessary to create national literatures and intense pride in one's native language. Print thus promoted individualism on one hand and nationalism on the other.

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