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The bias of communication

Author: Harold A Innis
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Harold Innis understood that the capacity of modern electronic mass media to divert (entertain), advertise (sell services and products), and justify ("spin" politics) was leading to imbalance at the centre of the West - the United States. Many phenomena that we are seeing there so many years later were foreseen by Innis. Examples would be the emphasis of revelation over reason, the presentation of politics as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold A Innis
ISBN: 9780802096067 0802096069
OCLC Number: 227928741
Description: xliv, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Minerva's owl --
The bias of communication --
A plea for time --
The problem of space --
Industrialism and cultural values --
The English publishing trade in the eighteenth century --
Technology and public opinion in the United States --
"A critical review."
Responsibility: Harold A. Innis ; with a new introduction by Alexander John Watson.

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First published in 1951, this masterful collection of essays explores the relationship between a society's communication media and that community's ability to maintain control over its development.  Read more...

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