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Communication history in Canada

Author: Daniel J Robinson
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Bringing together twenty-six articles that range in subject from colonial newspapers in the early 1800s to music television in the 1980s, Communication History in Canada provides the historical foundation for a thorough contextual analysis of modern-day media and communications in this country." "From Marshall McLuhan and Harold Innis to Mary Vipond and Will Straw, the authors in this volume represent a wide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Communication history in Canada.
Don Mills, Ont. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)608151461
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Robinson
ISBN: 0195419294 9780195419290
OCLC Number: 53075314
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Interpreting aboriginal cultures / Gerald Friesen --
From Empire and communications / Harold A. Innis --
Thinking about technology / George Grant --
From Understanding media : the extensions of man / Marshall McLuhan --
Technological nationalism / Maurice Charland --
Lowering 'the walls of oblivion' : the revolution in postal communications in Central Canada, 1851-1911 / Brian Osborne and Robert Pike --
Back to the future : telecommunications, online information services, and convergence from 1840 to 1910 / Dwayne Winseck --
Communication and social forms : the development of the telephone, 1876-1920 / Michele Martin --
Prophets without honour? : Canadian policy makers and the first information highway, 1969-1975 / Laurence B. Mussio --
'The most powerful engine of the human mind' : the press and its readers / Jeffrey L. McNairn --
Public myth and private reality / Minko Sotiron --
Newspapers, advertising, and the rise of the agency, 1850-1900 / Russell Johnston --
Polling consumers : the rise of market research surveys in Canada, 1929-1941 / Daniel J. Robinson --
'I told you so' : newspaper ownership in Canada and the Kent Commission twenty years later / Richard Keshen and Kent MacAskill --
The special role of magazines in the history of Canadian mass media and national development / Peter Desbarats --
'Mrs. Chatelaine' vs. 'Mrs. Slob' : contestants, correspondents, and the Chatelaine community in action, 1961-1969 / Valerie J. Korinek --
'Who is to pay for broadcasting?' / Mary Vipond --
Graham Spry and public broadcasting / Robert W. McChesney --
Constructing community and consumers : Joseph R. Smallwood's Barrelman radio program / Jeff A. Webb --
Public-service broadcasting as a modern project : a case study of early public-affairs television in Canada / David Hogarth --
'And now a word from our sponsor' / Paul Rutherford --
Rock the nation : MuchMusic, cultural policy, and the development of English-Canadian music video programming, 1979-1984 / Ira Wagman --
John Grierson and the National Film Board : the politics of wartime propaganda / Gary Evans --
A 'featureless' film policy : culture and the Canadian state / Ted Magder --
The English-Canadian recording industry since 1970 / Will Straw --
'Dream, comfort, memory, despair' : Canadian popular musicians and the dilemma of nationalism, 1968-1972 / Robert A. Wright --
App. Report of the royal commission on radio broadcasting --
App. From Report of the royal commission on national development in arts, letters, and sciences --
App. The marriage of computers and communications.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Robinson.
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Bringing together twenty-six articles that range in subject from colonial newspapers in the early 1800s to music television in the 1980s, Communication History in Canada provides the historical foundation for a thorough contextual analysis of modern-day media and communications in this country." "From Marshall McLuhan and Harold Innis to Mary Vipond and Will Straw, the authors in this volume represent a wide cross-section of disciplines, including history, communication studies, sociology, journalism, political science, and film studies." "With its diverse collection of essays, Communication History in Canada is an essential text for courses in communication and media studies, as well as in Canadian cultural history."--BOOK JACKET.

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