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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McLuhan has been the subject of biographies by Phillip Marchand (1989) and W.
Terrence Gordon (1997), and numerous books devoted to explaining and/or
criticizing his ideas. For example, in Digital McLuhan, Paul Levinson (1999) ...
This way of thinking I call the 'ecology of mind,' or the ecology of ideas" (p. xv,
emphasis in the original). He goes on to explain: The questions which this book
raises are ecological: How do ideas interact? Is there some sort of natural
The medium in which we naturally conceive our ideas may restrict them not only
to certain forms but to certain fields, howbeit they all lie within the verbally
inaccessible field of vital experience and qualitative thought, (p. 258) In this
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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