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A history of communications : media and society from the evolution of speech to the Internet / Marshall T. Poe. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Poe, Marshall, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xi, 337 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Subjects:
Communication -- Social aspects.
Digital media -- Social aspects.
Language:
English
Summary:
A History of Communications advances a 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.
Contents:
Introduction : media causes and effects
Homo loquens : Humanity in the age of speech
Homo scriptor : humanity in the age of manuscripts
Homo lector : humanity in the age of print
Homo videns : humanity in the age of the audiovisual media
Homo somnians : humanity in the age of Internet
Conclusion : the media and human well-being.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
ISBN:
0-511-99409-5
1-107-22099-8
1-283-05545-7
9786613055453
0-511-97691-7
0-511-99188-6
0-511-99289-0
0-511-98910-5
0-511-98731-5
0-511-99089-8
OCLC:
700706279