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Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

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Published by William Morrow and Company, Inc., in 105 Madison Avenue, New York 10016 USA .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24331381M
ISBN 100-688-03274-5

In other words, our artificial environment is there and we can experience it, yet it has been created on purpose by other humans. Early marriage. Humans who use cars sit in fixed positions for long hours following a narrow strip of gray pavement, with eyes fixed forward, engaged in the task of driving. Get some lemon-fresh Joy.

If Mander's wake up call fell on deaf ears then, what hope is there that people will pay attention today? Thinking only gets in the way. If it did, you might become aware of the vacuousness of the content that can get through the inherent limitations of the medium. There is nothing that prevents a technology from being used well or badly; nothing intrinsic in the technology itself or the circumstances of its emergence which can predetermine its use, its control or its effects upon individual human lives or the social and political forms around us. Mander seems a bit dated. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television On Advertising We all know that advertising cannot be considered truthful.

In other words, I doubt that a significant, meaningful portion of the population has ever heard of the book, much less read it. If you once accept the principle of an army - a collection of military technologies and people to run them - all gathered together for the purpose of fighting, overpowering, killing and winning, then it is obvious that the supervisors of armies will be the sort of people who desire to fight, overpower, kill and win, and who are also good at these assignments: generals. Teaching Sociology. Today fewer than ten media conglomerates dominate U. If there were no concretely true information, there could have been no sane functioning; the species could not have survived.


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Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television book

It assumes everyone is watching Lavern and Shirley all day long. There are some kookie people intermingling here lately.

The only need that is expressed by advertising is the need of advertisers to accelerate the process of conversion of raw materials with no intrinsic value into commodities that people will buy. I'd rather read Postman.

Take a look around you, in restaurants and bars, airport terminals, waiting rooms of all kinds, elevators, ATMs, classrooms!

In fact, it is by nature one-sided. Humanistic, loving, pacifistic generals, though they may exist from time to time, are extremely rare in armies.

Sourian, P. It is about a process, already long underway, which has successfully redirected and confined human experience and therefore knowledge and perceived reality. After reading the first chapter of Mander's book, I gathered that his politics was quite different from mine, and his goal quite different from Postman's.

There are a ton of informational channels today, and judging by their ratings, they are well received. What is revealed in the end is that there is ideology in the technology itself. We can take our screens with us everywhere now. This cannot be changed.

In the United States, however, powerful corporations and a compliant government still defend nuclear power-while promising billion-dollar bailouts to operators.

Thank you Gerry Mander for I read this book probably 30 years ago and found it to be such an eye opener. Speaking of TV reform is, in the words of the author, "as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns.

This is so obvious and simple that it continues to stagger the mind that the ad industry has succeeded in muddying the point.

Jerry Mander

Ron Hubbard are far simpler to handle on television that leaderless or nature-based religions like Zen Buddhism, Christian Science, American Indians, or druidism, or, for that matter, atheism. He presents a compelling argument that television viewing leads to hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder among children.

Distinguishing real from unreal on television has to be learned. It is feasible to have direct election of a president because of these improved methods of communication and the evolution of technology in general.

Since there is no way to stop the images, one merely gives over to them. Why else would they pay for it?

JERRY MANDER FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION PDF

Mander calls television imagery a form of sleep teaching. Just swerve into DU now and again if you need proof. And the effects that large amounts of television viewing have on children and the onset of attention deficit disorder.

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Its problems are. May 28,  · I don’t think that the medium is completely un-reformable, but I do believe that network television as we’ve known it should die.

My book would be titled Four Arguments for the Elimination of Broadcast Television. And I’m not so sure with the premise .