Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media (Critical Edition)

Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media (Critical Edition)

by Marshall McLuhan
     
 

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This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and ourSee more details below

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This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate.

There has been a notable resurgence of interest in McLuhan's work in the last few years, fueled by the recent and continuing conjunctions between the cable companies and the regional phone companies, the appearance of magazines such as WiRed, and the development of new media models and information ecologies, many of which were spawned from MIT's Media Lab. In effect, media now begs to be redefined. In a new introduction to this edition of Understanding Media,Harper's editor Lewis Lapham reevaluates McLuhan's work in the light of the technological as well as the political and social changes that have occurred in the last part of this century.

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**** Cited in BCL3. A reissue marking the 30th anniversary of McLuhan's classic on the then-emerging phenomena of mass media. McLuhan's prescient view of a media-sculpted society of the future is supplemented by an introductory essay by Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584230731
Publisher:
Gingko Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
Revised/Critical
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
374,591
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.70(d)

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