Empire and Communications

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Dundurn, 01.01.2007 - 288 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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Publishers Note
9
2Egypt
32
Babylonia
46
The Oral Tradition and Greek Civilization
75
The Written Tradition and the Roman Empire
106
Parchment and Paper
138
Paper and the Printing Press
164
Notes
199
Marginalia
220
Suggested Reading
270
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Über den Autor (2007)

Harold A. Innis taught political economy at the University of Toronto for more than 3 years. He became internationally famous and published a number of influential books. Innis died in 1952.

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