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The Resource Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School, Judith Stamps

Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School, Judith Stamps

Label
Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School
Title
Unthinking modernity
Title remainder
Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School
Statement of responsibility
Judith Stamps
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan have received much recognition as communications theorists, but Judith Stamps argues that the scope and value of their work extends far beyond this. She demonstrates that Innis and McLuhan used their studies of media to develop a critique of Western thought and culture and that their insights, derived from the North American experience, added a new, media-based perspective to such a theory." "Using a combination of historical and textual analysis, Stamps shows that Innis and McLuhan were dialecticians who developed an alternative route to a critique of reason through a media-based study of the limits of the positivist traditions that still inform much of Western thought. She demonstrates that Innis and McLuhan created variations of the "negative dialectics" proposed by members of the Frankfurt school, specifically Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin. In doing so Innis and McLuhan invented a uniquely Canadian version of critical theory, a fusion of critical political economy and critical rationality associated with the early Frankfurt school." "Unthinking Modernity raises issues about how modernity can best be understood and offers unique perspectives on how economics, politics, and media intertwine to create personal and social consciousness."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stamps, Judith
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Frankfurt school of sociology
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Marxist
  • Neo-Scholasticism
  • Critical theory
  • Innis, Harold A.
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Critical theory
  • Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Label
Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School, Judith Stamps
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages [191]-199
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36469600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780773512320
Lccn
cn 94900578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1651269
Label
Unthinking modernity : Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School, Judith Stamps
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages [191]-199
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36469600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780773512320
Lccn
cn 94900578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1651269

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