The plug-m dnuo marie h'inn this analysis of teievision viewing as an addictive behavior appeared originally in marie winn's book the plug—in drug: television of television viewing, marie winn pursues an alternative, though equally effective, strategy by distributing parts of her analytical principle across the essay. Tv was found addictive and hypnotic it stops thought similar to brain-washing the study also noted other physical effects the president suppressed the study and commissioned another group to re-do it in 1977, marie winn wrote a book with anecdotal evidence of tv's effects called “the plug-in drug” it asserted that tv. In the book the plug-in drug by marie winn, a book about the ill effects of television on the different aspects of human life, it states it is particularly hard for parents to buy the idea that television instigates aggressive behavior when its function in the home is so different, television keeps children quiet and. Such books include neil postman's the disappearance of childhood: how tv is changing children's lives, the plug-in drug by marie winn and the collapse of literacy and the rise of violence in an electronic age by barry sanders these books were joined on the shelves earlier this year by a volume. Television's positive effects on society according to marie winn and her essay the plug-in drug, television has various negative effects on our society today in her essay winn explores the w education / the advantages of american educational system the advantages of american educational system parents and the. English 96 discussion for winn's “television: the plug-in drug” questions to help you prepare to read the following questions do not necessarily have specific answers rather they are intended to get you thinking about the problems that marie winn tries to address in her essay 1 how many tvs are in your home 2.
Television had always existed in the living room since i remembered i did not realize television's impacts on individuals because i thought of it as an appliance although not many see the impacts of television, the author named marie winn wrote the article “television: the plug-in drug” that points out television's negative. The plug-in drug: television, children, and the family is a book of social criticism written by marie winn and published in 1977 by viking penguin with the isbn 0140076980 in it, winn brought the communications medium of television under withering fire, accusing it of wielding an addictive influence on the very young. Depner, j 1 jerome depner instructor dougherty english 090-56i 20 may 2011 television: the plug-in drug the essay television: the plug-in drug by marie winn describes how the first generation of television viewers imagined this new invention would revolutionize the home front winn moves on to emphasize how.
In an article ' the plug-in drug ' the author marie winn discusses the bad influence of television on today's society television is a ' drug ' that interfere with family ritual, destroys human relationships and undermines the family marie winn claims that television over the years have effected many american family life. Inﬂuences ofelm'mait media 012 development ed sandra l calvert, amy b jordan, and rodney r (locking westport: praeger, 2002 3-34 print weber, sandra, and shanly dixon growing up online: young people and digital terbnalagier new york: palgrave macmillan, 2007 print “ winn, marie the plug-in drug.
Excerpt was originally published in the plug-in drug: television, children, and the family marie winn argues that television has a negative effect on family life in her opening paragraphs note: this piece was published in a book, and it was not constructed with the formal, academic essay in mind for this reason, the. Stephanie coontz, blaming the family for economic decline atul gawande, the cancer-cluster myth leslie s moore, framing my father niccolo machiavelli, morals of the prince marie winn, television: the plug-in drug ongoing reading and writing practice exercises from the essay connection and 50 essays texts. The plug-in drug by marie winn essay 549 words 3 pages in an article ' the plug-in drug ' the author marie winn discusses the bad influence of television on today's society television is a ' drug ' that interfere with family ritual, destroys human relationships and undermines the family marie winn claims that television.