Empire and Communications

Dundurn, 2007 - 287 Seiten

It's been said that without Harold A. Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one of Innis's most important contributions to the debate about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. In this seminal text, he traces humanity's movement from the oral tradition of preliterate cultures to the electronic media of recent times. Along the way, he presents his own influential concepts of oral communication, time and space bias, and monopolies of knowledge.

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The style is a little dry, but Dr. Innis makes an interesting connection between the script, the method of writing(Hieroglyph, Cuneiform, alphabet) and the form of an Empire created in the past. A ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2007)

Alexander John Watson is the author of Marginal Man:The Dark Vision of Harold Innis and is the president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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