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Read online The Bias of Communication.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Bias of Communication One of the most influential books ever published in Canada The Bias of Communication has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of what constitutes history It is a collection of essays by one of Canada s greatest historians on a subject that opened broad new avenues of thought on the role of media in the creation of history Marshall McLuhan deeply influenced by these essays led North America to a new awareness of the role of media in contemporary culture The works of Harold Innis are seminal in the study of Canadian history the essays in this volume continue to generate intense dabate among historians communications scholars and media theorists by Harold A. Innis

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The Bias of Communication
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Peter Pond: Fur Trader and Adventurer, A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway, The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis, The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History, Essays in Canadian Economic History, The Bias of Communication, Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays, The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy, Empire and Communications, Changing Concepts of Time
At the start of his career Innis set out to explain the significance of price rigidities in the cultural social and political institutions of new countries by the end of his intellectual journey he had become one of the most influential critics of modernity The essays in this collection address a variety of themes including the rise of industrialism and the expansion of international markets staples trades critical factors in Canadian development metropolitanism and nationality the problems of adjustment the political economy of communications the economics of cultural change and Innis s conception of the role of the intellectual as citizen Innis succeeded as few others have in providing an astute and comprehensive account of the economic and social forces shaping modernity His abiding interest in the contradictory and unintended consequences of markets in general the dominant structure of modern economic activity gave rise to the rich legacy of his prodigious output, The many published volumes of the writings of Harold Adams Innis testify to his extraordinary grasp of the ordering principles of human history The notes that he left at the time of his death provide a new and revealing profile of the inner workings of this restless and relentless mind br br Innis maintained added to and corrected in the last seven years of his life a single system of cross referenced notes which came to be called the Idea File Before his death in he collected these notes into a single numbered collation In this edition the material has been arranged in chronological order to give a sense of the development of Innis s ideas and concerns br br Innis s interests were many and varied and this collection of some notes covers an encyclopedic range of topics The different lines of Innis s investigations converge however in his interest in basic political and cultural issues and in his fundamental concern for the preservation of individual freedom and creativity At heart Innis was a moralist whose hatred of oppressive social institutions led him to examine them from many angles It is a fascinating odyssey Every reader will be refreshed and enriched by sharing Innis s life long intellectual adventure, 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, Biography of Peter Pond Canadian explorer one of the first Europeans to penetrate the Canadian interior