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Writing ourselves

mass-observation and literacy practices

by Dorothy Sheridan

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Published by Hampton Press in Cresskill, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Mass-Observation.,
    • Literacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Social sciences -- Research -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Social surveys -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Historiography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-303) and indexes.

      StatementDorothy Sheridan, Brian Street, David Bloome.
      SeriesLanguage & social processes
      ContributionsStreet, Brian V., Bloome, David.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC156.G7 S5 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 358 p. :
      Number of Pages358
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6786130M
      ISBN 101572732776, 1572732784
      LC Control Number00040744

      Querying agents may take months and finally finding a house for your work might take a year or more. It is not an extension of the written word — which is necessarily transient and lost in its moment — but rather a different form of communication altogether, one which lasts forever and is addressed to "no one and yet [to] everyone" Think of an elephant in a circus. The limitations of the form affect what can be realistically communicated through it. Regardless of whether one agrees with the younger Mr.

      When you do that you start to connect to your true nature and suddenly there is new energy available for you to set new standards in our life. Evoking a mix of outrage and self-deprecation is easy when you have caps lock. The limitations of the form affect what can be realistically communicated through it. In short, Postman wishes to trace how the "Age of Typography" has turned into the "Age of Television," and how the latter age requires all communication to take the form of entertainment 8. In order to begin healing, it's important for you to know that it wasn't your fault.

      Summary[ edit ] Postman distinguishes the Orwellian vision of the future, in which totalitarian governments seize individual rights, from that offered by Aldous Huxley in Brave New Worldwhere people medicate themselves into bliss, thereby voluntarily sacrificing their rights. Writing, too, is an instance of man conversing with himself through his given tools. Each short chapter offers encouragement, experience, and exercises. It is not an extension of the written word — which is necessarily transient and lost in its moment — but rather a different form of communication altogether, one which lasts forever and is addressed to "no one and yet [to] everyone" She brandishes research that shows that we become more polite as we get better at typing.


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Writing ourselves book

He repeatedly states that the eighteenth century, the " Age of Reason ", was the pinnacle for rational argument. When he proposes a theme, it is not usually implicit and subtle, but instead becomes a consistent focus, and is backed up with many examples, the most central of which are discussed in the Summary.

Postman is well aware that he is not offering a fresh critique, but that many other writers and critics have discussed the "dissolution of public discourse in America" 5. The names of presidents or even famous preachers, lawyers, and scientists call up visual images, typically television images, but few, if any, of their words come to mind.

Whether Postman ignores these critiques in order to keep his book less incendiary, or whether he truly believes that the media-metaphor is indeed more powerful than those who wield it, is a question that will continue to be addressed in future Analysis sections.

He wants his book to be entertaining, to compete with the television world he describes, and so he bases his central premise around a frightening hook. The strong discussion supplied the women with the necessary tools and ideas that lead to the creation of their book that addressed issues surrounding sexuality and abortion.

By proposing our media-metaphors as powerful forces that influence our means of thought, he means to say that our tools serve as a type of mind control.

Television in its present state, he says, does not satisfy the conditions for honest intellectual involvement and rational argument. Thus rational argumentintegral to print typography, is militated against by the medium of television for this reason.

He does not explicitly suggest that we live in a dystopic society, but by posing the question in this light, he suggests that a failure to act can have dire consequences.

Part I Chapter 1 — The Medium is the Metaphor At the beginning of Chapter 1, Postman traces out the main shape of the argument he will present in his book. Then a family member becomes ill and they need money to pay for the care needed and there is not enough money to take care of them.

Most people have no clue who they really are. You may want to write a hook that makes children intrigued and tantalized so they want to keep reading.

The most predominant force in our human personality is this need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves. Think of an elephant in a circus. What Postman adds is that the way it is told necessarily dictates the way we think. Perhaps the books' most prevalent theme is that of appearance, or form.

But sometimes discipline vivifies thought. Using her own hard-won wisdom, author Jen Cross shows how to heal through journaling and personal writing. Through the passing of this legislation woman would be granted the ability to have abortions, obtain access to birth control and gain full control over their bodies.

There are also recognizable, Web-based sensibilities: shouty wit Lindy Westprolix familiarity Choire Sichadepressive dreaminess Melissa Broder.

Is the Internet Making Writing Better?

Sections focus on writing as a transformative practice, embodying our story, how to write trauma without retraumatization, writing joy and desire, and more. Later, New York became the primary symbol because of its reputation as melting pot. Postman mentions Ronald Reaganand comments upon Reagan's abilities as an entertainer.

What is most interesting about these touchstones is that Postman deliberately avoids, both in these opening chapters and throughout the book, any explicit political critiques. As perhaps his most important example, he proposes that "the news of the day" could not exist without proper media to give it expression 7.

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