Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
The End of Education
How to Watch TV News
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Teaching As a Conserving Activity
The Disappearance of Childhood
Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk
Teaching as a Subversive Activity
Online Articles by Postman
The following articles are exclusively available on NeilPostman.org:
- The Educationist as Painkiller (English Education 1988)
Articles in TECHNOS
- Of Luddites, Learning & Life (TECHNOS Quarterly Winter 1993)
- Deus Machina (TECHNOS Quarterly Winter 1992)
Articles in ETC
- Propaganda (ETC Vol. 36)
- Language Education in a Knowledge Context (ETC Vol. 37)
- Social Science as Theology (ETC Vol. 41)
Articles in Teacher Magazine / Education Week
- The Error of Our Ways (August 1, 1995)
- The American Experiment (September 6, 1995)
- Commentary: Learning in the Age of Television (December 4, 1985)
- Foreword from Amusing Ourselves to Death
- Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
- Science and the Story That We Need (from First Things 69)
- A Graduation Speech
- Profile of Philo Farnsworth (from Time Magazine)
- Neil Postman Ponders High Tech (from Q&A Forum January 17, 1996)
- Informing Ourselves To Death (given at a meeting of the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik) on October 11, 1990)
- Neil Postman on the Listserv
- The Humanism of Media Ecology (Keynote Address Delivered at the Inaugural Media Ecology Association Convention; June 16–17, 2000)
Online Interviews of Postman
- Stirring Up Trouble About Technology, Language and Education (with Eugene Rubin, Aurora Feb. 2002)
- Technopoly (with Brian Lamb, August 30, 1992)
- Television and the Decline of Public Discourse (with Robert Nelson, The Civic Arts Review Vol. 3, No. 1, Nov. 1990)
- CBC Interview
- "Technology and Education," a lecture given by Neil Postman on April 8, 1994.
- Ray Suarez (from NPR) interviews Neil Postman on the state of contemporary American education standards. [RealPlayer]
- Scott London interviews Neil Postman on the topic "In Search of New Ideas." [RealPlayer]
- Neil Postman speaks about Media Ecology Education at the SCA conference, Chicago 1973. Part 1 & Part 2. [MP3]
- Non-free Audio
- Where Do We Go From Here? The Quest for Narratives in a Technological Society (from Regent College)
(Complied by Ivan Gaetz, former Library Director, Regent College. See the Neil Postman Bibliography page for the source of this material.)
English language publications only.
Each category arranged chronologically, most recent to earliest.
Monographs (sole author)
- Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century: Ideas from the Past that Can Improve Our Future. New York: Knopf, 1999.
- The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School. New York, Knopf, 1995
- The Disappearance of Childhood: Redefining the Value of School. New York: Vintage Books, 1994, c.1982.
- Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. New York: Vintage Books, 1993
- Conscientious Objection: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education. New York: Vintage Books, 1992, c.1988.
- Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New York: Penguin, 1985
- Teaching as a Conserving Activity. New York: Delacorte Press, 1979.
- Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk: How We Defeat Ourselves by the Way We Talk and What to Do About It. New York: Delacorte Press, 1976.
- Teaching as a Subversive Activity. New York: Delta Book Publishing, 1971, c.1969.
- Languages of Discovery. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1967.
- The Uses of Language. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1967.
- Exploring Your Language. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1966.
- Linguistics: A Revolution in Teaching. New York: Delta Book Publishing, 1966.
- The New English: A Forward Look. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1965.
- Discovering Your Language. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1963.
- Television and the Teaching of English. New York: Appleton Centruy Croft, 1961.
Monographs (joint authorship)
- with Donald N. Wood. Post-Intellectualism and the Decline of Democracy: The Failure of Reason and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996.
- with Steve Powers. How to Watch TV News. New York: Penguin, 1992.
- et al. Myths, Men and Beer: an Analysis of Beer Commercials on Broadcast Television. Church Falls, VA.: Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1987.
- with Charles Weingartner. The School Book: for People Who Want to Know What all the Hollering Is About. New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
- with Charles Weingartner. How to Recognize a Good School. Bloomington: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1973.
- with Charles Weingartner. The Soft Revolution: A Student Handbook for Turning Schools Around. New York: Delacorte Press, 1971.
- with Charles Weingartner. Teaching as a Subversive Activity. New York: Delacorte Press, 1979, c. 1969.
- with Charles Weingartner. Linguistics: A Revolution in Teaching. New York: Delacorte Press, 1966.
- with Howard C. Damon. The Language of Discovery. New York: Delacotre Press, 1965.
- with Howard C. Damon. Language and System. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1965.
- et al. Television and the Teaching of English. New York: Appleton Century Crofts, 1961.
Monographs (volumes edited by Neil Postman)
- Language in America: A Report on Our Deteriorating Semantic Environment. New York: Pegasus, 1969.
- The Roots of Fanaticism. Ed. with Howard C. Damon. New York: Holt Reinhart and Winston, 1965.
- Science and the Story that We Need. First Things. No. 69 (1997), 29-32.
- Making a Living, Making a Life: Technology Reconsidered. College Board Review. No. 176-177 (1995), 8-13.
- Virtual Students, Digital Classroom. The Nation. No. 261 ign (1995), 377-378ff.
- The American Experiment Education Week, Vol. 15 (1995), 56.
- Error of Our Ways. Teacher Magazine. Vol. 6 (1995), 32-37.
- Technology as Dazzling Distraction. The Education Digest. Vol. 59 (1994), 25-28.
- Deus Machina Technos. Vol. 1 (1992), 16-18.
- with Camille Paglia. She Wants Her TV! He Wants His Book! Harpers Vol. 282 (1991), 44-51, 54-55.
- What is a Conservative? (And Why Reagan Is Not One). Utne Reader (Mar/Ap, 1989), 75.
- Learning by Story. The Atlantic. No. 264 (1989) 119-124.
- The Educationist as Painkiller. English Education. (1988), 7-17.
- The Blurring of Childhood and the Media. Religious Education, Vol. 82 (1987) 293-295.
- The Limits of Language. Etc. Vol. 43 (1986), 227-235.
- TV News as Vaudeville. The Quill. Vol. 74 (1986), 18-23.
- Media and Technology as Educators. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. (1985), 183-200.
- Social Science as Theology. Etc. Vol. 41 (1984), 22-32.
- The Day Our Children Disappear: Predictions of a Media Ecologist. Phi Delta Kappa. Vol. 62 (1981), 382-386.
- Fine Tuning the Balance Between Education and Media Culture. Teacher. Vol. 98 (1980), 28-30.
- Language Education in a Knowledge Context. Etc. Vol. 37 (1980), 25-37.
- Landmarks in the Literature: the Limits of Language. New York University Education Quarterly. Vol. 11 (1979), 29-32.
- The Ascent of Humanity: a Coherent Curriculum. Educational Leadership. Vol. 37 (1980), 300-303
- Order in the Classroom! Atlantic. Vol. 244 (1979) 35-38.
- The First Curriculum. Phi Delta Kappa. Vol. 61 (1979), 163-168.
- The Information Environment. Etc. Vol. 36 (1979), 234-245.
- Landmarks in Literature: Where Have All the Critics Gone? New York University Education Quarterly. Vol. 9 (1977), 28-31.
- What an Educator Means When He Says Journal of the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers. Vol. 20 (1976), 153-156.
- Whatever I Call It, It Is. Etc. Vol. 31 (1974), 37-44.
- with Charles Weingartner. Two Tests to Take - to Find Out if Yours Is a Great School. American School Board Journal. Vol. 161 (1974), 23-26.
- Media Ecology: A Growing Perspective. Media Ecology Review. Vol. 3 (1973), 10-11.
- Illich, Pro and Con. Social Policy. Vol. 2 (1971), 33-42.
- The New Literacy Grade Teacher. Vol. 88 (1971), 2-52.
- The Politics of Reading. Harvard Educational Review. Vol. 40 (1970), 244-252.