Echoes and reflections: on media ecology as a field of study
"Lance Strate takes the reader on a journey through the interdisciplinary, communication-centered field of media ecology, the study of media as environments, a field that encompasses the study of technology, symbol systems, and aesthetic form, in addition to traditional conceptions of media and mediation. Strate presents media ecology as an open-ended intellectual tradition, a network of great books and independent thinkers. Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study is a unique book that provides the first comprehensive overview of the field, followed by a case study concerning the relationship between modes of communication and constructions of the self."--BOOK JACKET.
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His primary point of comparison is the school as opposed to television, arguing
that they are competing forms of education. But it is in this book that Postman also
identifies the key opposition between the word (both oral and literate, but ...
In Getting Better: Television and Moral Progress (1991) Perkinson argues that the
introduction of television gave us a dominant medium that encodes the world
audiovisually and analogically, and therefore emphasizes relationships. With our
In The City in History (1961), Mumford argues that in studying technology we tend
to focus on tools, weapons, and the like, overlooking the container as technology.
For Mumford, this reflects a gender bias, as he suggests that tools and ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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