Books

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
(October 1999)
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
The End of Education
(November 1996)
Technopoly : The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly
(April 1993)
Conscientious Objections : Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
Conscientious Objections
(March 1992)
How to Watch TV News
How to Watch TV News
(September 1992)
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Amusing Ourselves to Death
(November 1986)

Teaching As a Conserving Activity
(August 1982)
The Disappearance of Childhood
The Disappearance of Childhood
(1982)

Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk
(1976)
  Teaching as a Subversive Activity
Teaching as a Subversive Activity
(September 1971)
 

Online Articles by Postman

Exclusive Articles

The following articles are exclusively available on NeilPostman.org:

Articles in TECHNOS

Articles in ETC

Articles in Teacher Magazine / Education Week

Other Articles

Online Interviews of Postman

Online Audio

Bibliography

(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.

Articles

  • “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!”  Harper’s 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.