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The Bias of Communication

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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)
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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.
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