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Empire and Communications.

Author: Innis, Harold A.; Watson, Alexander John
Publisher: Toronto, ON Dundurn Press 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It’s been said that without Harold A. Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one of Innis’s most important contributions to the debate about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. In this seminal text, he traces humanity’s movement from the oral tradition of preliterate cultures to the electronic media of recent times. Along the way, he presents his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Business and economics
Canadian nonfiction
History
Social science
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Innis, Harold A.; Watson, Alexander John
OCLC Number: 1091198793
Description: 1 online resource (1 EPUB 2 file (341.56 KB))

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It’s been said that without Harold A. Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one of Innis’s most important contributions to the debate about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. In this seminal text, he traces humanity’s movement from the oral tradition of preliterate cultures to the electronic media of recent times. Along the way, he presents his own influential concepts of oral communication, time and space bias, and monopolies of knowledge.

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