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The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age
Foreword by Bill McKibben
We have oceans of information at our fingertips, yet we seek knowledge in Yahoo headlines glimpsed on the run. We are networked as never before, but we connect with friends and family via email and fleeting face-to-face moments that are rescheduled a dozen times. Welcome to the land of distraction . . . read more
Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age
In our chaotic, high-tech age,the lines between work and home, public and private, are becoming increasingly blurred. In this changing time, Jackson explores the ever-changing role of home in our lives — and sets out to update our idea of home.
What’s Happening to Home?goes beyond debates about square footage and working moms, to shed . . . read more
Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking
INCLUDES A CHAPTER BY MAGGIE JACKSON
This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings by today’s best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein . . . read more
An Essay by Maggie Jackson in The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism
For anyone interested in the intellectual fate of America, The State of the American Mind offers an accessible and critical look at life in America and how our collective mind is faring.
In 1987, Allan Bloom’s wildly popular The Closing of the American Mind drew attention to the deterioration of the intellectual culture that had . . . read more