Empire and Communications

Empire and Communications

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By (author) Harold Adams Innis, Introduction by Alexander John Watson

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  • Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 1550026623
  • ISBN 13: 9781550026627
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 304,960

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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. Alexander John Watson is the author of Marginal Man:The Dark Vision of Harold Innis and is the president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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Harold A. Innis taught political economy at the University of Toronto for more than 30 years. He became internationally famous and published a number of influential books. Innis died in 1952. Alexander John Watson is the author of Marginal Man:The Dark Vision of Harold Innis and is the president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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"Empire and Communications" is one of Innis's most important contributions to the debate about how media influences the development of consciousness and societies.-This is one of Innis's most important contributions to the debate about how media influences the development of consciousness and societies.

Table of contents

Death by Exposure; Photographs; Fun with Latitude and Longitude; Fun with Secret Codes; Photography Notes & Websites; Note From the Publisher.