Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy, and Long-Term Memory Loss / Edition 1

Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy, and Long-Term Memory Loss / Edition 1

by David Marc, Heinz Emigholz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815603215

ISBN-13: 9780815603214

Pub. Date: 05/02/1995

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

The inaugural volume in The Television Series focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and electronic media - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness. In analyzing the decline of the humanities on college campuses, Marc covers…  See more details below

Overview

The inaugural volume in The Television Series focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and electronic media - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness. In analyzing the decline of the humanities on college campuses, Marc covers a wide range of issues, including political correctness, the growing tolerance of academic cheating, and institutionalized grade inflation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815603214
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
05/02/1995
Series:
Television Series, #1
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1Chosen by Television: A Viewer in the City11
2Literacy: Love It or Leave It25
3Mass Memory: The Past in the Age of Television47
4Culture Without Context65
5The Emergence of Television Criticism, 1920 to 198887
6Eight Meditations on Couch Potato Stasis, Social Mobility, and the Itsy-Bitsy Attention Span Thing109
7Distribution is Everything129
Bibliography155
Index159

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