ERIC Number: EJ604708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Intellectual Roots of Media Ecology in the Work and Thought of Neil Postman.
Gencarelli, Thomas F.
New Jersey Journal of Communication, v8 n1 p91-103 Spr 2000
Addresses the work and thought of Neil Postman, the individual most responsible for formulating and developing the theoretical framework for understanding media that has come to be known as media ecology. Outlines Postman's theory of media ecology, describing four themes that recur across his work: (1) media education; (2) media/cultural conservatism; (3) technological criticism; and (4) general semantics, the study of language as medium/technology. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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