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Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Cover13; — Contents13; — Publishers Note — General Introduction by Alexander John Watson — Preface by Harold A. Innis — 1 8212; Introduction — 2 8212; Egypt — 3 8212; Babylonia — 4 8212; The Oral Tradition and Greek Civilization — 5 8212; The Written Tradition and the Roman Empire — 6 8212; Parchment and Paper — 7 8212; Paper and the Printing Press — Notes — Marginalia — Suggested Reading — Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781123165982
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Watson, Alexander John
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
287

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Business » Communication
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » World History » General

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