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Communications And History

Communications And History

by Paul Heyer
     
 

This innovative volume selectively assesses three centuries of inquiry into the role of communications in the history of civilization. It challenges the conventional assumption that inquiry into the human consequences of living in a communications-dominated age began in the middle of the twentieth century as a response to omnipresent technology. Beginning with the

Overview

This innovative volume selectively assesses three centuries of inquiry into the role of communications in the history of civilization. It challenges the conventional assumption that inquiry into the human consequences of living in a communications-dominated age began in the middle of the twentieth century as a response to omnipresent technology. Beginning with the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Heyer shows how scholars as well known as Rousseau and as obscure as Monboddo were concerened with the historical dimension of aspects of social communication. Heyer approaches his subject as a problem in intellectual history and social thought, includes major twentieth-century thinkers who deal with the communications/history question, and concludes his study with an appraisal of the work of several contemporary researchers who have attempted detailed studies of specific media or historical periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313261572
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/25/1988
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Mass Media and Communications Series, #10
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

PAUL HEYER is Associate Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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