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A History of Communications advances a new theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication - speech, writing, print, electronic devices, and the Internet - on human history in the long term. New media are "pulled" into widespread use by broad historical trends and these media, once in widespread use, "push" social institutions and bA History of Communications advances a new theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication - speech, writing, print, electronic devices, and the Internet - on human history in the long term. New media are "pulled" into widespread use by broad historical trends and these media, once in widespread use, "push" social institutions and beliefs in predictable directions. This view allows us to see for the first time what is truly new about the Internet, what is not, and where it is taking us....

Title : A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet
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ISBN : 9780521179447
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 337 Pages
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A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet Reviews

  • Professor Miriam
    2018-10-31 01:43

    Very interesting. I learned much more than I expected. Most histories seem to take on a technological determinism approach while this history provides excellent arguments for social determinism.

  • Drew
    2018-10-19 01:51

    excellent book on human communication and frameworks

  • Paula Nunes
    2018-10-18 05:33

    Studies the main media in a clear and thorough way. Lots of bibliography to go deeper in each aspect developed in the book. No need to be a specialist to read it.