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ERIC Number: ED528083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 288
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6104-8411-4
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Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture
Senechal, Diana
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In "Republic of Noise," Diana Senechal confronts a culture that has come to depend on instant updates and communication at the expense of solitude. Where once it was common wisdom that the chatter of the present, about the present, could not always grasp the present, today we treat "real time" as though it were the only real time. Schools emphasize rapid group work and fragmented activity, not the thoughtful study of complex subjects. The Internet offers contact with others throughout the day and night; we lose the ability to be apart, even in our minds. Yet solitude does not vanish; it is part of every life. It plays an essential role in literature, education, democracy, relationships, and matters of conscience. Throughout its analyses and argument, the book calls not for drastic changes but for a subtle shift: an attitude that honors solitude without descending into dogma. Outspoken, lyrical, and unassuming, Senechal's book dismantles the "groupthink" that pervades our lives.
Rowman & Littlefield Education. 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191. Tel: 800-462-6420; Fax: 800-338-4550; e-mail: custserv@rowman.com; Web site: https://rowman.com/RLEducation
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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