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
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 ...
Patterson, G. (1990). History and communications: Harold Innis, Marshall
McLuhan, and the interpretation of history. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Pawlowski, C. (2000). Glued to the tube: The threat of television addiction to
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Introduction to Media Ecology as a Field of Study
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