Communication in History Technology, Culture, Society

ISBN-10: 0205483887
ISBN-13: 9780205483884
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $136.00
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Description: Communication in Historyrsquo;s outstanding selection of readings from classic and contemporary sources gives an extensive overview of the most important ideas in the field. Encompassing topics as wide-ranging as the role of printing in the rise  More...

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Book details

List price: $136.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Communication in Historyrsquo;s outstanding selection of readings from classic and contemporary sources gives an extensive overview of the most important ideas in the field. Encompassing topics as wide-ranging as the role of printing in the rise of the modern state and the role of the Internet in the Information Age, this anthology reveals how media have been influential both in maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. Revised with new readings for the fifth edition, Communication in History continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, ldquo;the only text in the sea of History of Mass Communication texts that introduces students to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.rdquo; New to This Edition bull; bull;Includes two new entries on radio that enhance student srsquo; understanding of the role of radio networks and advertisers in the 1930s and 1940s, and explore radiorsquo;s transformation following the rise of television bull; bull;Enriches coverage of digital communication and new media to make the text more up-to-date and a better guide for assessing contemporary technological change bull; bull;Adds an entry on communication and monastic culture in the Middle Ages, further expanding the textrsquo;s history coverage and giving students insight into the impact of communication and culture in this time period bull; bull;Revisits the classic encounter between two preeminent media critics, Camille Paglia and the late Neil Postman bull; bull;Enriches coverage of early writing with a new piece by Denise Schmandt-Besserat that reinterprets previous archeological finds Praise for Communication in History ldquo;There are a number of competitors, but none really do what this does, which is to deal with communication through history without overemphasizing the current media. Most of the history books are industry centered. This book is communication centeredhellip; and that is commendable.rdquo; Daniel G. McDonald, The Ohio State University

The Media Of Early Civilization
The Art and Symbols of Ice Age Man
The Evolution of Symbols in Prehistory
The New Rosetta Stone
Media in Ancient Empires
Civilizations without Writing-the Incas and the Quipu
The Origins of Writing
The Tradition Of Western Literacy
The Alphabet
The Greek Legacy
Writing and the Alphabetic Effect
Orality, Literacy, and Modern Media
A Medieval Library
Communication in the Middle Ages
The Print Revolution
Paper and Block Printing-From China to Europe
The Invention of Printing
The Rise of the Reading Public
Early Modern Literacies
The Trade in News
Files, Bureaucrats, and Intellectuals
Electricity Creates The Wired World
The Optical Telegraph
Telegraphy-The Victorian Internet
The New Journalism
The Telephone Takes Command
Inventing the Expert
Time, Space, and the Telegraph
Image Technologies And The Emergence Of Mass Society
On Photography
Early Photojournalism
Dream Worlds of Consumption
Early Motion Pictures
Mass Media and the Star System
Advertising and the Idea of Mass Society
Radio Days
Wireless World
Early Radio
Movies Talk
The Golden Age of Programming
Radio and Race
Understanding Radio
TV Times
Television Begins
The New Languages
Making Room for TV
The Sixties Counterculture on TV
Television Transforms the News
Two Cultures-Television versus Print
New Media And Old In The Information Age
The Control Revolution
How Media Became New
The Hypermedia Environment
Popularizing the Internet
From Codex to Homepage
A World Wide Web
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