Communication History in Canada by Daniel J. RobinsonCommunication History in Canada by Daniel J. Robinson

Communication History in Canada

EditorDaniel J. Robinson

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Communication History in Canada is an edited collection of primary sources - many written by Canadian academics teaching at Canadian institutions. Offering a distinctive blend of history, geography, government, economics, and biculturalism, the readings reflect the fact that communicationsystems and the mass media evolved differently in Canada than in either the United States or Europe. This new edition contains two new sections: one covering the European origins of communication history in Canada and one covering the Internet and 'new' media. Providing the historical foundation fora thorough contextual analysis of modern-day media and communication in Canada, Communication History in Canada is essential reading for any student in the field.
Daniel J. Robinson is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His main teaching areas include advertising, broadcasting policy, opinion polling, and political communication. Robinson has written a book with University of Toronto Press called The Measure of Democracy: Po...
Title:Communication History in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7 × 9 × 0.63 inPublished:May 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I: European Origins: Orality, Literacy, and PrintWalter J. Ong: Some Psychodynamics of Orality (NEW!)Eric A. Havelock: From The Literate Revolution in Greece and its Cultural ConsequencesElizabeth L. Eisenstein: The Rise of the Reading Public (NEW!)Gerald Friesen: Interpreting Aboriginal CulturesSection II: Time, Space, Culture, NationHarold Innis: From Empire and CommunicationsGeorge Grant: Thinking about TechnologyMarshall McLuhan: Radio: The Tribal DrumMaurice Charland: Technological NationalismJames W. Carey: A Cultural Approach to Communication (NEW!)Section III: Postal Systems, Telecommunications, and the InternetBrian Osborne and Robert Pike: Lowering 'the Walls of Oblivion': The Revolution in Postal Communications in Central Canada, 1851-1911Dwayne Winseck: Back to the Future: Telecommunications, Online Information Services, and Convergence from 1840-1910Michele Martin: Communication and Social Forms: The Development of the Telephone, 1876-1920Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray: From the World Brain to the World Wide Web (NEW!)Heather Menzies: Behind the Silicon Curtain: Perception Management and the Adjustment Agenda (NEW!)Section IV: Print Mass MediaJeffrey L. McNairn: The Most Powerful Engine of the Human Mind: The Press and its ReaderMinko Sotiron: Public Myth and Private RealRussell Johnston: Newspapers, Advertising, and the Rise of the Agency, 1850-1900Daniel J. Robinson: Marketing Gum, Making Meanings: Wrigley in North America, 1910-1930 (NEW!)Peter Desbarats: The Special Role of Magazines in the History of Canadian Mass Media and National DevelopmentValerie J. Korinek: 'Mrs Chatelaine' vs 'Mrs Slob': Contestants, Correspondents and the Chatelaine Community in Action, 1961-1969Section V: Broadcast MediaMary Vipond: 'Who is to Pay for Broadcasting?'Robert McChesney: Graham Spry and the Future of Public BroadcastingJeff A. Webb: Constructing Community and Consumers: Joseph R. Smallwood's Barrelman Radio ProgramDavid Hogarth: Public-Service Broadcasting as a Modern Project: A Case Study of Early Public-Affairs Television in CanadaPaul Rutherford: 'And Now a Word from Our Sponsor'Ira Wagman: Rock the Nation: MuchMusic, Cultural Policy and the Development of English Canadian Music Video Programming, 1979-1984Section VI: Cultural Industries: Film and Sound RecordingZoe Druick: The National Film Board and Government (NEW!)Kay Armatage: From The Girl from God's Country: Neil Shipman and the Silent Cinema (NEW!)Ted Magder: A 'Featureless' Film Policy: Culture and the Canadian StateWill Straw: The English-Canadian Recording Industry since 1970David J. Jackson: Peace, Order, and Good Songs: Popular Music and English-Canadian CultureAppendix: Government DocumentsReport of the Royal Commission on Radio BroadcastingFrom Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in Arts, Letters, and Science