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Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School

Author: Judith Stamps
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan have received much recognition as communications theorists, but Judith Stamps argues that the scope and value of their work extends far beyond this. She demonstrates that Innis and McLuhan used their studies of media to develop a critique of Western thought and culture and that their insights, derived from the North American experience, added a new, media-based perspective to such  Read more...
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Named Person: Harold Adams Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Harold A Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Theodor W Adorno; Walter Benjamin; Harold Adams Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Theodor W Adorno; Harold Adams Innis; Marshall McLuhan; Walter Benjamin; Adorno, Theodor W. <1903-1969>; Benjamin, Walter <1892-1940>; Innis, Harold A. <1894-1952>; McLuhan, Marshall <1911-1980>; Theodor W Adorno; Walter Benjamin; Harold Adams Innis; Marshall McLuhan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Stamps
ISBN: 0773512322 9780773512320
OCLC Number: 36469600
Description: xviii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Space, sound, and negative dialectics --
The Frankfurt School, Adorno, and Benjamin --
Innis's formative years and a negative political economy --
Innis : communications and the negative dialogue --
McLuhan's early years and philosophical framework --
From visual society to no point of view --
Theorists in dialogue : parallel tracks?
Responsibility: Judith Stamps.

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In Unthinking Modernity Judith Stamps reinterprets the communications theory of Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan as a Canadian variant of the critical theory associated with the early Frankfurt  Read more...

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