444 Assignment Postman

444 Assignment Postman - Soc111IntroductorySociology...

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Soc 111—Introductory Sociology Postman Assignment Purpose The purpose of this assignment is for you (and your group) to engage a relatively  recent analysis of our culture. By engage, I mean for you to thoughtfully read and  understand as well as provide some critical response.  Context To be critical in an academic context does not mean to find fault. Rather, it means to  judge whether an argument has merit or not. Points 15 Design Make sure that your name(s) is (are) on your assignment. Type your responses to the  following questions. Chapter 1 1. What problem does Postman aim to address? 2. What does Postman mean when he uses the term “conversation”? How does  he suggest TV carries out conversations? 3. Postman refers to “the news of the day” as providing “decontextualized  information.” Although he does not provide a concise definition, what do you 
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