Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society

Paperback | February 26, 2010

byDavid Crowley, Paul Heyer

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Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.

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Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a ...

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Significant changes to the sixth edition will provide you with greater coverage of major media developments in the past to help you comprehend the full impact and influence of media in maintaining social order and promoting change.   1. Reorganization of the text. The sixth edition has been reorganized to provide greater unity withi...

David Crowley, McGill University Paul Heyer, Simon Fraser University

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 26, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 - Media of Early Civilization 

1.  The Earliest Precursors of Writing, Schmandt-Besserat 

2.  Media in Ancient Empires, Innis 

3.  Civilization with Writing - The Incas and the Quipu, Ascher and Ascher 

4.  The Origins of Writing, Robinson 

Part 2 - The Tradition of Western Literacy 

5. The Greek Legacy, Havelock 

6.  Writing and the Alphabet Effect, Logan 

7.  Orality, Literacy and Modern Media, Ong 

8. Communication and Faith in the Middle Ages, Burke and Ornstein 

Part 3 - The Print Revolution 

9. Paper and Block Printing -- From China to Europe, Carter 

10. The Invention of Printing, Mumford 

11. Aspects of the Printing Revolution, Eisenstein 

12. Early Modern Literacies, Graff 

13. The Trade in News, Thompson 

Part 4 - Electricity Creates the Wired World 

14. Telegraphy -- The Victorian Internet, Standage 

15. The New Journalism, Schudson 

16. The Telephone Takes Command, Fischer 

17. Time, Space and the Telegraph, Carey 

Part 5 - Image and Sound Technologies and the Emergence of Consumer Society 

18. Dream Worlds of Consumption, Williams 

19. Early Photojournalism, Keller 

20. Inscribing Sound, Gitelman 

21. The making of the Phonograph, Sterne 

22. Early Motion Pictures, Czitrom 

23. Movies Talk, Eyman 

24. Mass Media and the Star System, Fowles 

Part 6 - Radio Days 

25. Wireless World, Kern 

26. The Public Voice of Radio, Peters 

27. Early Radio, Douglas 

28. The Golden Age of Programming, Sterling and Kitross 

29. Radio Voices, Hilmes 

30. Radio in the Television Age, Fornatale and Mills 

Part 7 - TV Times 

31. Television Begins, Boddy 

32. The New Languages, Carpenter 

33. Making Room for TV, Spigel 

34. Television Transforms the News, Stephens 

35. Two Cultures - Television versus Print, Postman and Paglia 

36. TV in the New-age, Jenkins 

Part 8 - New Media and Old in the (Digital) Information Age 

37. The Control Revolution, Beniger 

38. How Media Became New, Manovich 

39. Popularizing the Internet, Abbate 

40. The World Wide Web, Bolter and Grusin 

41. A Mobile Network Society, Castells, et al