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The Resource Canadian communication thought : ten foundational writers, Robert E. Babe

Canadian communication thought : ten foundational writers, Robert E. Babe

Label
Canadian communication thought : ten foundational writers
Title
Canadian communication thought
Title remainder
ten foundational writers
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Babe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Canada has a rich heritage of English-language communication thought. For the first time "Canadian Communication Thought" assembles much of this erudition by introducing and examining the writings of ten foundational scholars: Graham Spry, Harold Innis, John Grierson, Dallas Smythe, C.B. Macpherson, Irene Spry, George Grant, Gertrude Robinson, Northrop Frye, and Marshall McLuhan. The author compares and critiques the thought of these ten sages, relates their writings to their biographies and to the Canadian physical and cultural environment, and compares their work to foundational American communication scholars. He finds that there is indeed a mode of theorizing that is 'quintessentially Canadian.' Compared with the work of foundational American writers, for instance, the Canadian literature is significantly more dialectical, ontological, holistic, and critical; it emphasizes to a much greater extent the impact of communication on social change; and it is more concerned with mediation and the formation and sustenance of culture and community. The Canadian writers are also much more engaged than their American counterparts with the question of power in communication - with what can generally be regarded as matters of political economy. Moreover, the wisdom of these ten experts is invaluable for understanding important issues of our day, for example: globalization, environmental deterioration, rapid technological change in the communication sphere, the erosion of privacy, the diminution of public space, the commodification of information and culture, growing disparities between rich and poor, identity and representation in the media, virtual realities, and the waning of democracy. The communication thought of these ten acclaimed scholars increases awareness of questions we should continually ask, provides important insight into how we can resolve current dilemmas, and invites us to consider possibilities for pursuing freedom, equality, justice, and peace in the early twenty-first century
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babe, Robert E.
Dewey number
302.23/092/271
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P92.5.A1
LC item number
B32 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication specialists
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Communicateurs
  • Communication
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communication
  • Communication specialists
  • Canada
  • Communicatiewetenschap
  • Theorieën
  • Wetenschapsbeoefenaars
Label
Canadian communication thought : ten foundational writers, Robert E. Babe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-413) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Communication Thought of GRAHAM SPRY (1900-1983) -- 3 The Communication Thought of HAROLD ADAMS INNIS (1894-1952) -- 4 The Communication Thought of JOHN GRIERSON (1898-1972) -- 5 The Communication Thought of DALLAS W. SMYTHE (1907-1992) -- 6 The Communication Thought of C.B. MACPHERSON (1911-1987) -- 7 The Communication Thought of IRENE SPRY (1907-1998) -- 8 The Communication Thought of GEORGE GRANT (1918-1988) -- 9 The Communication Thought of GERTRUDE JOCH ROBINSON (b. 1927) -- 10 The Communication Thought of NORTHROP FRYE (1912-1991)
  • 11 The Communication Thought of MARSHALL McLUHAN (1911-1980) -- 12 Conclusion -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
314201865
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 448 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442672154
Lccn
00710170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314201865
Label
Canadian communication thought : ten foundational writers, Robert E. Babe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-413) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Communication Thought of GRAHAM SPRY (1900-1983) -- 3 The Communication Thought of HAROLD ADAMS INNIS (1894-1952) -- 4 The Communication Thought of JOHN GRIERSON (1898-1972) -- 5 The Communication Thought of DALLAS W. SMYTHE (1907-1992) -- 6 The Communication Thought of C.B. MACPHERSON (1911-1987) -- 7 The Communication Thought of IRENE SPRY (1907-1998) -- 8 The Communication Thought of GEORGE GRANT (1918-1988) -- 9 The Communication Thought of GERTRUDE JOCH ROBINSON (b. 1927) -- 10 The Communication Thought of NORTHROP FRYE (1912-1991)
  • 11 The Communication Thought of MARSHALL McLUHAN (1911-1980) -- 12 Conclusion -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
314201865
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 448 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442672154
Lccn
00710170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314201865

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