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Read online Empire and Communications.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Empire and Communications It s been said that without Harold A Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan i Empire and Communications i 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 by Harold A. Innis, Alexander John Watson

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Empire and Communications
Title:Empire and Communications
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ISBN:1550026623
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Number of Pages:288
Category:History, Sociology, Politics
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Essays in Canadian Economic History, The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy, The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis, Empire and Communications, The Bias of Communication, Peter Pond: Fur Trader and Adventurer, A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays, The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History, Changing Concepts of Time
This classic book Harold Innis s last returns to print with a new introduction by James Carey An elaboration of Innis s earlier theories Changing Concepts of Time looks at then new technological changes in communication and considers the different ways in which space and time are perceived Innis explores military implications of the U S constitution freedom of the press communication monopolies culture and press support of presidential candidates among other interesting and diverse topics, No description available, At the time of its publication in i The Fur Trade in Canada i challenged and inspired scholars historians and economists Now almost seventy years later Harold Innis s fundamental reinterpretation of Canadian history continues to exert a magnetic influence br br Innis has long been regarded as one of Canada s foremost historians and in The Fur Trade in Canada he presents several histories in one social history through the clash between colonial and aboriginal cultures economic history in the development of the West as a result of Eastern colonial and European needs and transportation history in the case of the displacement of the canoe by the York boat Political history appears in Innis s examination of the nature of French British rivalry and the American Revolution and business history is represented in his detailed account of the Hudson s Bay and Northwest Companies and the industry that played so vital a role in the expansion of Canada br br In his introduction to this new edition Arthur J Ray argues that i The Fur Trade in Canada i is the most definitive economic history and geography of the country ever produced Innis s revolutionary conclusion that Canada was created because of its geography not in spite of it is a captivating idea but also an enigmatic proposition in light of the powerful decentralizing forces that threaten the nation today Ray presents the history of the book and concludes that Innis s great book remains essential reading for the study of Canada, It s been said that without Harold A Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan i Empire and Communications i 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