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Book Title: Republic of Noise: The Loss Of Solitude in Schools and Culture|
The author of the book: Diana Senechal
Edition: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Date of issue: November 17th 2011
ISBN 13: 9781610484114
Format files: PDF
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In Republic of Noise, Diana Senechal confronts a culture that has come to depend on instant updates and communication at the expense of solitude. Where once it was common wisdom that the chatter of the present, about the present, could not always grasp the present, today we treat "real time" as though it were the only real time. Schools emphasize rapid group work and fragmented activity, not the thoughtful study of complex subjects. The Internet offers contact with others throughout the day and night; we lose the ability to be apart, even in our minds. Yet solitude does not vanish; it is part of every life. It plays an essential role in literature, education, democracy, relationships, and matters of conscience. Throughout its analyses and argument, the book calls not for drastic changes but for a subtle shift: an attitude that honors solitude without descending into dogma. Outspoken, lyrical, and unassuming, Senechal's book dismantles the "groupthink" that pervades our lives.
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Read information about the authorDiana Senechal is the 2011 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities and the author of Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture (2011) and Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies (out in October 2018). An outspoken, thoughtful, and sometimes satirical cultural critic, she has given talks around the U.S., appeared on radio programs including BBC's The Forum, and delivered a TEDx talk.
As a teacher, she led her English-language-learner students in a production of The Wizard of Oz, taught Antigone and other classic works to middle-school students, led the philosophy program at Columbia Secondary School, taught in Istanbul for two weeks as a guest lecturer, serves on the faculty of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers, and now teaches at Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok, Hungary.
For more about her work, please see her website (www.dianasenechal.com). Her TEDx Talk, "Take Away the Takeaway," can be viewed on YouTube.