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Bias of Communication - 2nd edition

Bias of Communication (ISBN10: 0802096069; ISBN13: 9780802096067)
ISBN13: 978-0802096067
ISBN10: 0802096069

Summary: Harold Innis understood that the capacity of modern electronic mass media to divert (entertain), advertise (sell services and products), and justify ("spin" politics) was leading to imbalance at the centre of the West - the United States. Many phenomena that we are seeing there so many years later were foreseen by Innis. Examples would be the emphasis of revelation over reason, the presentation of politics as entertainment, and the employment of war (force)
to solve relatively small problems that would have been previously addressed by diplomacy (intelligence).
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Summary: Harold Innis understood that the capacity of modern electronic mass media to divert (entertain), advertise (sell services and products), and justify ("spin" politics) was leading to imbalance at the centre of the West - the United States. Many phenomena that we are seeing there so many years later were foreseen by Innis. Examples would be the emphasis of revelation over reason, the presentation of politics as entertainment, and the employment of war (force) to solve relatively small problems that would have been previously addressed by diplomacy (intelligence). ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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