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The disappearance of childhood

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

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

Book details:

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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  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. Neil Postman wrote The Disappearance of Childhood as a study of how children have emerged in culture after the age of the printing press. Paper Masters will use Postman's quintessential work in sociology for a reference in your research paper, write a book review of the Disappearance of Childhood or write an essay on the book itself or Neil.