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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139), which he co-authored with Charles Weingartner. Where Postman defines
media ecology as a field of inquiry, McLuhan places greater emphasis on praxis
when he uses the term. For example, in a 1977 television interview, in response
McLuhan followed Innis's example in adopting the term "media," albeit
broadening its meaning and moving away from Innis's purely materialistic sense
of the word. For example, Innis (1951) distinguishes between heavy media,
which are ...
Mumford was a social critic and activist who opposed nuclear weapons (see, for
example, In the Name of Sanity, 1954) and uncontrolled urban expansion and
highway construction (see, for example, The Highway and the City, 1963). And ...
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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