Neil Postman

American writer and academic

1931   -   2003

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: Turkish, English
educated at: Teachers College, State University of New York at Fredonia
occupation: sociologist, essayist, pedagogue, media critic, writer, university teacher, communication scholar, journalist
award received: Orwell Award

Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic, who eschewed technology, including personal computers in school and cruise control in cars, and is best known for twenty books regarding technology and education, including Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Conscientious Objections (1988), Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), The Disappearance of Childhood (1994), and The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995).
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