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Neil Postman

Born: 8-Mar-1931
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-Oct-2003
Location of death: Queens, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Amusing Ourselves to Death

Brother: Jack Postman
Sister: Ruth Steinberg
Wife: Shelley Ross (until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Andrew
Daughter: Madeline
Son: Marc

    University: BA, SUNY Fredonia (1953)
    University: MA, Teachers College, Columbia University (1955)
    University: EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University (1958)
    Professor: New York University (1959-2003)

Author of books:
Television and the Teaching of English (1961, media studies)
Language and Systems (1965, textbook)
Linguistics: A Revolution in Teaching (1966, linguistics)
The Languages of Discovery (1967, textbook)
Exploring Your Language (1967, textbook)
Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1969, social studies)
The Soft Revolution: A Student Handbook for Turning Schools Around (1971, nonfiction)
The School Book: For People Who Want to Know What All the Hollering Is About (1973, social studies)
Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk: How We Defeat Ourselves by the Way We Talk and What to Do About It (1976, social studies)
Teaching as a Conserving Activity (1979, social studies)
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985, social studies)
Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education (1988, social studies)
How to Watch TV News (1992, media studies)
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1993, social studies)
The Disappearance of Childhood (1994, social studies)
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995, social studies)
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How The Past Can Improve Our Future (1999, social studies)



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