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Communication in history : technology, culture, society

Author: D J Crowley; Paul Heyer
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Encompassing topics as wide-ranging as the role of printing in the rise of the modern state and the role of the Internet in the Information Age, this revised anthology reveals how media have been influential both in maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Communication in history.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003
(OCoLC)606824227
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Crowley; Paul Heyer
ISBN: 0321088050 9780321088055
OCLC Number: 49664449
Description: xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The media of early civilization --
The art and symbols of Ice Age man / Alexander Marshack --
A new Rosetta Stone / Richard Rudgley --
Media in ancient empires / Harold Innis --
Civilization without writing: The Incas and the Quipu / Marcia Ascher and Robert Ascher --
The origins of writing / Andrew Robinson --
pt. II. The Tradition of Western literacy --
The alphabet / Johanna Drucker --
The Greek legacy / Eric Havelock --
Writing the alphabet effect / Robert K. Logan --
Orality, literacy, and modern media / Walter Ong --
A medieval library / Umberto Eco --
Communication in the Middle Ages / James Burke --
pt. III. The Print revolution --
Paper and block printing: from China to Europe / T.F. Carter --
The invention of printing / Lewis Mumford --
The rise of the reading public / Elizabeth Eisenstein --
Early modern literacies / Harvey J. Graff --
The trade in news / John B. Thompson --
pt. IV. Electricity creates the wired world --
The optical telegraphy / Daniel Headrick --
Telegraphy: the Victorian Internet / Tom Standage --
The new journalism / Michael Schudson --
The telephone takes command / Claude S. Fischer --
Inventing the expert / Carolyn Marvin --
Time, space, and the telegraphy / James W. Carey --
pt. V. Image technologies and the emergence of mass society --
On photography / Susan Sontag --
Early photojournalism / Ulrich Keller --
Dream worlds of consumption / Rosalynd Williams --
Early motion pictures / Daniel Czitrom --
Mass media and the star system / Jib Fowles --
Advertising and the idea of mass society / Jackson Lears --
pt. VI. Radio days --
Wireless world / Stephen Kern --
Early radio / Susan J. Douglas --
The golden age of programming / Christopher Sterling and John M. Kittross --
Radio and race / Gerald Nachman --
Understanding radio / Marshall McLuhan --
pt. VII. TV Times --
Television begins / William Boddy --
The new languages / Edmund Carpenter --
Making room for TV / Lynn Spiegel --
The Sixties counterculture on TV / Aniko Bodroghkozy --
Television transforms the news / Mitchell Stephens --
pt. VIII. New media and old in the information age --
The control revolution / James Beniger --
How media became new / Lev Manovich --
Popularizing the Internet / Janet Abbate --
From the codex page to the homepage / James J. O'Donnell --
The World Wide Web / Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin.
Responsibility: [edited by] David Crowley, Paul Heyer.

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