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The Resource The dumbest generation : how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30), Mark Bauerlein

The dumbest generation : how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30), Mark Bauerlein

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The dumbest generation : how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30)
Title
The dumbest generation
Title remainder
how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30)
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bauerlein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The technology that was supposed to make young adults more astute, diversify their tastes, and improve their minds had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from government agencies, foundations, survey firms, and scholarly institutions, most young people in the United States do not read literature (or fully know how to), work reliably (just ask employers), visit cultural institutions (of any sort), or vote (most can't even understand a simple ballot). They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount fundamental facts of American history, or name any of their local political representatives. What they do happen to excel at is - each other. They spend unbelievable amounts of time electronically exchanging stories, pictures, tunes, and texts, savoring the thrill of peer attention and dwelling in a world of puerile banter and coarse images." "Drawing upon exhaustive research, detailed portraits, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents an uncompromisingly realistic study of the young American mind at this critical juncture. The book also lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bauerlein, Mark
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.B38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Digital media
  • Information society
  • Conflict of generations
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Young adults
  • Technology and youth
  • Young adults
  • Internet
Label
The dumbest generation : how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30), Mark Bauerlein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge deficits -- The new bibliophobes -- Screen time -- Online learning and non-learning -- The betrayal of the mentors -- No more culture warriors
Control code
196305501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781585426393
Lccn
2008006690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)196305501
Label
The dumbest generation : how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30), Mark Bauerlein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge deficits -- The new bibliophobes -- Screen time -- Online learning and non-learning -- The betrayal of the mentors -- No more culture warriors
Control code
196305501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781585426393
Lccn
2008006690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)196305501

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