Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Bias of Communication” as Want to Read:
The Bias of Communication
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Bias of Communication

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  5 reviews
One of the most influential books ever published in Canada, "The Bias of Communication" has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of what constitutes history. It is a collection of essays by one of Canada's greatest historians, on a subject that opened broad new avenues of thought on the role of media in the creation of history. Marshall McLuhan, deeply influe ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 304 pages
Published April 23rd 1999 by University of Toronto Press (first published October 28th 1964)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Bias of Communication, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Bias of Communication

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodFifth Business by Robertson DaviesWho Has Seen the Wind by W.O. MitchellTwo Solitudes by Hugh MacLennanLives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
Great Canadian Books of the [20th] Century I
137th out of 140 books — 43 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein1984 by George OrwellA People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Disturbing Truths
178th out of 213 books — 175 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 173)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Szplug
Tough sledding at times—and if Innis hadn't passed away shortly after this book saw publication, I believe he would have further fleshed out his thoughts herein—but brimming with brilliance and relevance. Sad to say, I splayed another motherfucking shotgun blast of coffee all over page fifty-three—Monopolies of Knowledge, aye—at which point my shoulders drooped sufficient to chat with my knees and I could acutely visualize the noose dangling from the bedroom ceiling.
Guy
Changed my perception of the world, especially in regards to opening my eyes wide to how differently history can be 'read'. Agree or disagree with Innes's ideas, this will challenge what you think you know about how the 'truth' of not just history, but of a society's perception of itself in the here and now. A must read for those questioning the meaning of society.
George Walker
Innis was the teacher of Marshall McLuhan and you will begin to understand how McLuhan's ideas evelved by reading Innis. The notes for this book are available at the Fisher Rare book library here in Toronto. The Bias of Communication is considered one of the most influential books ever published in this country, this text played a major part in reshaping our understanding of history, communication, and media theory.
Uwmcdm
Evolution and Trends in Digital Media :: Winter 2011
John
nonfiction,criticism,communication
Gabriel
Gabriel marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Sheejon Anam
Sheejon Anam marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
Qh Yu
Qh Yu marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2014
Albian
Albian marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2014
Thomas Coelho
Thomas Coelho marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2014
Marigona
Marigona marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2014
Matija
Matija marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
Alisher Hasanov
Alisher Hasanov marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
cubicme
cubicme marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Kate O'Neill
Kate O'Neill is currently reading it
Sep 08, 2014
Anna
Anna marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2014
Sranababargmail.com
Sranababargmail.com marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
Nguyen Thi
Nguyen Thi marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2014
Bonnie
Bonnie marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
Chris brown
Chris brown marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
James Larson
James Larson marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Empire and Communications The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History Changing Concepts of Time The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays

Share This Book