Revolutions in Communication: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age

Revolutions in Communication: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age

by Bill Kovarik
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441114602

ISBN-13: 9781441114600

Pub. Date: 06/30/2011

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The rise of the Information Age, the fall of the traditional media, and the bewildering explosion of personal information services are all connected to the historical chain of communications’ revolutions. We need to understand these revolutions because they influence our present and future as much as any other trend in history. And we need to understand them

…  See more details below

Overview

The rise of the Information Age, the fall of the traditional media, and the bewildering explosion of personal information services are all connected to the historical chain of communications’ revolutions. We need to understand these revolutions because they influence our present and future as much as any other trend in history. And we need to understand them not simply on a national basis – an unstable foundation for history in any event – but rather as part of the emergent global communications network.

Unlike most of the current texts in the field, Revolutions in Communication is an up-to-date resource, expanding upon contemporary scholarship. It provides students and teachers with detailed sidebars about key figures, technical innovations, global trends, and social movements, as well as supplemental reading materials, and a fully supportive companion website. Revolutions in Communication is an authoritative introduction to the history of all branches of media.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441114600
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
203,362
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to Revolutions in Communication

Section I - The Printing Revolution: An Introduction Chapter 1: The Printing Revolution: 1455 to 1814
Chapter 2: The Commercial and Industrial Media Revolution: 1814 to 1900
Chapter 3: Print Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Section II - The Visual Revolution Chapter 4: Photography: Giving Vision to History Chapter 5: Motion Pictures, Dream Factories and Popcorn Palaces Chapter 6: Advertising, Public Relations and the Crafted Image

Section III - Electronic Revolution: From 'National Neighborhoods' to the Global Village Chapter 7: The First Electronic Revolution: Telegraph and Telephone Chapter 8: Radio: The Electronic Hearth Chapter 9: Television: A New Window on the World

Section IV - The Digital Revolution: Traditional Media and the Curves in the Road Chapter 10: The Advent of Computers Chapter 11: Networks Chapter 12: Global Digital Media Culture Bibliography Index

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >