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Empire and communications

Author: Harold A Innis; Alexander John Watson; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Dundurn, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold A Innis; Alexander John Watson; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781459721050 1459721055
OCLC Number: 1127547997
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Harold A. Innis and Alexander John Watson.

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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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