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The global village : transformations in world life and media in the 21st century

Author: Marshall McLuhan; Bruce R Powers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: Communication and society (New York, N.Y.)
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The premise for this book is the distinction between what the authors call "visual space", which is the left-brain, linear, quantitative reasoning tradition of the West, beginning with Plato and Aristotle, as against "acoustic space", which is equated to the holistic approach of the East.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980.
Global village.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)610589712
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall McLuhan; Bruce R Powers
ISBN: 019505444X 9780195054446 0195079108 9780195079104
OCLC Number: 18291588
Description: xiii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Explorations in visual and acoustic space. The resonating interval ; The wheel and the axle ; Visual and acoustic space ; East meets west in the hemispheres ; Plato and angelism ; Hidden effects --
II. The global effects of video-related technologies. Global robotism : the satisfactions ; Global robotism : the dissatisfactions ; Angels to robots : from Euclidean space to Einsteinian space --
III. The United States and Canada : the border as a resonating interval. Epilogue : Canada as counter-environment --
IV. A glossary of tetrads. Tedradic glossary.
Series Title: Communication and society (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Marshall McLuhan and Bruce R. Powers.
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