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    The Bias of Communication (Paperback) By (author) Harold Adams Innis, Introduction by Alexander John Watson

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    DescriptionOne of the most influential books ever published in Canada, Harold A. Innis's The Bias of Communication has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of history, communication, and media theory. First published in 1951, this masterful collection of essays explores the relationship between a society's communication media and that community's ability to maintain control over its development. Innis considers political and economic forces in the context of social change and the role of communication in the creation of both ancient and modern empires. In an essay for this new edition, Innis biographer Alexander John Watson examines the reasons why Innis, at the height of his success as an economic historian, embarked on new research areas of communications and empire, as well as the ways in which Marshall McLuhan's interpretations of Innis changed and de-politicized Innis's work. As important today as it was when first published, The Bias of Communication is essential reading for historians and scholars of communication and media studies.


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    Title
    The Bias of Communication
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harold Adams Innis, Introduction by Alexander John Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802096067
    ISBN 10: 0802096069
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    DC22: 302.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GTC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.5
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC041000, BUS070060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 302.209
    B&T Approval Code: A34300000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC classification: P90 .I49 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: TJK, GTC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables
    Publisher
    University of Toronto Press
    Imprint name
    University of Toronto Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Alexander John Watson is a senior fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.