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Harold Innis and the printed word

George Ferguson

Harold Innis and the printed word

an address delivered on the occasion of the Innis College Dinner, November 4, 1965.

by George Ferguson

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Published .
Written in English


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Statementby George Ferguson
The Physical Object
Pagination9 p.
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Open LibraryOL21093523M

"This book teaches us to reflect on how the means and processes of communication have been embedded in imperial power In a career dedicated to explaining empire, Innis discovered communication and blazed an important trail. The time is ripe to reintroduce and welcome this rewarding book, especially to Innis's [U.S.] neighbors. This volume contains eight essays, seven of which have been printed elsewhere. As the title of the book indicates, Professor Innis is concerned throughout with the problems which have confronted a country engaged in the production of fur, wheat, lumber, wood products, and minerals. In order to market these commodities a transportation system has had to be built up, and here the governmnt has.

Harold Adams Innis FRSC (–) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory, and Canadian economic history. Despite his dense and difficult prose, Innis was one of Canada's most original thinkers. He helped develop the staples thesis, which holds that Canada's culture, political history, and.   This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Harold Adams Innis () Book Details. Title: Empire and Communications: Author: Harold Adams Innis (November 5, to November 8, ) was a Canadian professor of political economy.

Discovering "The Significance of Communication": Harold Adams Innis as Social Constructivist. Menahem Blondheim (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Abstract: The complexity of Innis' texts has led to the streamlining of his main ideas and arguments into a sharply reduced abstract. This study juxtaposes Innis' texts with this generally accepted précis and proposes its modification, mainly by. Food, Human, Printed Word, Real, Screen, Yesterday Copy Quote Gavin Lyall Opinionated writing is always the most difficult simply because it involves retaining in the cold morning-after crystal of the printed word the burning flow of molten feeling.


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Harold Innis One of the most influential books ever published in Canada, Harold A. Innis's The Bias of Communication has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of history, communication, and. Harold Adams Innis FRSC (–) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory, and Canadian economic history.A writer of dense and difficult prose, Innis was one of Canada's most original thinkers.

He helped develop the staples thesis, which holds that Canada's culture, political history, and Born: Harold Adams Innis, November 5,Otterville. A guarantee of freedom of the press in print was intended to further sanctify the printed word and to provide a rigid bulwark for the shelter of vested interests.

Harold Innis. 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 4/5(1).

Harold Innis is widely understood as the proponent of the "Laurentian school" of historiography, which mapped Canadian development along an East-West axis. Harold Innis and the North turns the axis North-South by examining Innis's intense and abiding interest in the North, and providing new perspectives on this seminal figure in Canadian.

Marshall McLuhan: The effect of the printed book on language in the 16th century Marshall McLuhan, W. Terrence Gordon, Barrington Nevitt, Harold Adams Innis Ginko Press, - Communication. - pages - Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change - Harold A.

Innis, Daniel Drache - Business & Economics pdf download Social Science - pages - - 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. Harold A. Innis. Rating details In the book, Innis redefines the classification of Empires (like Egypt, Byzantium, the 20th century US) by categorizing the way in which they harness technology to create a media network of information used to influence people and spread ideas.4/5(10).

The full impact of printing did not become possible until the adoption of the Bill of Rights in the United States with its guarantee of freedom of the press.

A guarantee of freedom of the press in print was intended to further sanctify the printed word and to provide a rigid bulwark for the shelter of vested interests. - quote by Harold Innis on YourDictionary.

Harold Innis' Excavation of Modernity: The Newspaper Industry, Communications, and the Decline of Public Life. William J. Buxton (Concordia University). Abstract: In most discussions of Harold Innis' work on communications, his contributions have been treated as those of a general media theorist.

His analyses of particular media are commonly viewed simply as instances of his broader account of. The political economist Harold Adams Innis () developed the "staple theory" of Canadian development. Harold Adams Innis was born in in Oxford County in southwestern Ontario.

His parents, who were strict Baptists, owned a moderately prosperous farm. Harold Innis started his schooling in Sunday school and the local one-room public school. Harold A. Innis has 14 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Harold A. Innis’s most popular book is The Bias of Communication. Innis Library is named after Harold Adams Innis (), influential Canadian scholar and McMaster alumnus (BAMAHon. LLD ). View Harold's graduation portrait when he received his master of arts from McMaster University in   Harold Innis's History of Communications: Paper and Printing—Antiquity to Early Modernity (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture) - Kindle edition by Buxton, William J., Cheney, Michael R., Heyer, Paul, Peters, John Durham.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Manufacturer: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Communications legend Harold Innis suggested that the from the upright inscription to the manuscript resting on sloping desks before finally taking itself to bed in the printed book, it now. Content Archive of Printed Periodicals and Books.

Total Archive. Harold A. Innis Archives Harold A. Innis • 18 Items / 12 Books, 6 Reviews. The Bias of Communication () by Harold A. Innis. Harold Innis, one of the founders of the discipline of communication studies, laid the groundwork for these arguments in the s, and many others have expanded on his work.

The three scholars most important in these studies have been Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, and Walter Ong. In other words, the mere fact that a book can be printed in endless, uniform copies.

Harold Adams Innis Innis comments on how the invention of writing and the advancement of military techniques led to the founding of ancient empires: The sword and the pen worked together. Power was increased by concentration in a few hands, specialization of function was enforced, and scribes with leisure to keep and study records contributed.

No one person could probably be in such a position today.” See “Notes on H.A. Innis by M.Q. Innis and Others,” Harold Innis Fonds, B/(07), University of Toronto Archives, ↩ Harold Innis, The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis, ed.

William Christian (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ). Number 5/. Reprinted in with the help of original edition published long back []. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents.

Harold Adams Innis (–) was a Canadian economic historian, political economist, and communication theorist. Born in Otterville, Ontario, he graduated with a BA from McMaster University before serving as a member of the artillery in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in .Harold Adams Innis (/ ˈ ɪ n ɪ s /; November 5, – November 8, ) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history.

Despite his dense and difficult prose, Innis was one of Canada's most original thinkers. He helped develop the staples thesis, which holds that Canada.