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Daniel Boorstin

Data de nascimento: 1. Outubro 1914
Data de falecimento: 28. Fevereiro 2004

Daniel Joseph Boorstin foi um historiador, professor, advogado e escritor norte-americano. Foi diretor da Biblioteca do Congresso Americano entre 1975 e 1987.

Boorstin teve como uma de suas obras mais importantes o livro The Image [A imagem], no qual trata das influências das mídias no comportamento social.

O autor se debruça, sobretudo, sobre a questão dos pseudo-eventos que conceitua como criações da mídia para patrocinar a imagem pública das celebridades, que por sua vez são conhecidas apenas por suas imagens e não por seus atos ou feitos.

Recebeu o Prémio Pulitzer de História em 1974 por The Americans: The Democratic Experience.

Citações Daniel Boorstin

„É um lugar comum de nosso tempo afirmar que esta nação precisa de cidadãos bem informados. (…) Eu, pelo contrário, proponho que precisamos - em qualquer país verdadeiramente livre - de cidadãos que tenham conhecimento.“

—  Daniel Boorstin

BOORSTIN, D. Remarks by Daniel Boorstin, the Librarian of Congress, at White House Conference on Library and Information Science, Journal of information Science, p. 111-113, 1980. http://www.webquest.futuro.usp.br/artigos/textos_rafael.html

„We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions.“

—  Daniel J. Boorstin

Preface
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961)
Contexto: We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.

„These creators, makers of the new, can never become obsolete, for in the arts there is no correct answer.“

—  Daniel J. Boorstin, livro The Creators

The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination (1992) (Vintage edition, 1993, ), Preface, p. XV.
Contexto: These creators, makers of the new, can never become obsolete, for in the arts there is no correct answer. The story of discoverers could be told in simple chronological order, since the latest science replaces what went before. But the arts are another story — a story of infinite addition. We must find order in the random flexings of the imagination.

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„The cities of Italy are now deluged with droves of these creatures [tour groups], for they never separate, and you see them, forty in number, pouring along a street with their director — now in front, now at the rear, circling them like a sheep dog — and really the process is as like herding as may be.“

—  Daniel J. Boorstin

Charles James Lever, Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General (Blackwood's Magazine, 1864-1865): "Continental Excursionists" [Adamant Media Corporation, 2001, ISBN 0-543-90729-5</small>], p. 243. Quoted by Boorstin in The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961) [Vintage edition, 1992, <small>ISBN 0-679-74180-1], Ch. 3: From Traveler to Tourist: The Lost Art of Travel, p. 88.
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„Our attitude toward our own culture has recently been characterized by two qualities, braggadocio and petulance. Braggadocio —- empty boasting of American power, American virtue, American know-how —- has dominated our foreign relations now for some decades. … Here at home —- within the family, so to speak —- our attitude to our culture expresses a superficially different spirit, the spirit of petulance. Never before, perhaps, has a culture been so fragmented into groups, each full of its own virtue, each annoyed and irritated at the others.“

—  Daniel J. Boorstin

Foreword to America and the image of Europe: Reflections on American Thought, Meridian Books, 1960, as cited in: Robert Andrews (1993) The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations https://books.google.com/books?id=4cl5c4T9LWkC&lpg=PA207&dq=Our%20attitude%20toward%20our%20own%20culture%20has%20recently%20been%20characterized%20by%20two%20qualities%2C%20braggadocio%20and%20petulance.&pg=PA207#v=onepage&q&f=false, Columbia University Press, p. 207.

„Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.“

—  Daniel J. Boorstin

As quoted by Barbara Gamarekian in Working Profile: Daniel J. Boorstin. Helping the Library of Congress Fulfill Its Mission http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/09/06/specials/boorstin-working.html, The New York Times (July 8, 1983).

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