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Marginal man : the dark vision of Harold Innis

Author: A John Watson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2006.
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"With Marginal Man, Alexander John Watson provides the first in-depth intellectual biography of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952), the great Canadian economic historian and communications visionary. Melding biography and analysis, he explores in detail the links between key events in Innis's life and scholarly influences, and the intellectual syntheses that Innis produced." "Watson illustrates and reconciles Innis's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Harold Adams Innis; Harold A Innis; Harold Adams Innis; Harold Adams Innis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A John Watson
ISBN: 0802039162 9780802039163
OCLC Number: 60416362
Description: xi, 525 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: The Innisian Puzzle Part One: From the Margin, 1894--1939 The 'Herald' of Otterville, 1894--1913 The Great War, 1914--1918 One of the Veterans, 1919--1923 The Search for a New Paradigm, 1920--1929 The Great Betrayal, 1930--1940 Part Two: To the Margin, 1940--1952 Hunting the Snark A Telegram to Australia: Innis's Working Methods Innis and the Classicists: Imperial Balance and Social-Science Objectivity Time, Space, and the Oral Tradition: Towards a Theory of Consciousness At the Edge of the Precipice: The Mechanization of the Vernacular and Cultural Collapse Cassandra's Curse Epilogue NotesBibliographyIndex
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