A History of Communications

Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet

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  • 0511985347
  • 9781107004351
  • 9780511985348
  • 9780511994098
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.
  • Cambridge University Press; December 2010
  • ISBN 9780511985348
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: A History of Communications
  • Author: Marshall T. Poe
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511985347
  • 9781107004351
  • 9780511985348
  • 9780511994098

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'Based on a truly impressive range (as well as amount) of reading, arguing an original and convincing thesis, and written in a lucid and engaging style, this book deserves to reach a wide audience of students and scholars alike.' Peter Burke, University of Cambridge