Empire and Communications

Empire and Communications

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 22.9mm | 340.2g
  • Dundurn Group Ltd
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1550026623
  • 9781550026627
  • 500,119

About Harold Adams Innis

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.show more

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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.show more

Table of contents

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

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