Harold Innis as Economist and Moralist

by William Christian

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Political Economy in the Modern State is Harold Innis's transitional and, in some respects, his most transformative book. Completed in , it is a collection of fifteen chapters plus a remarkable Preface selected and crafted to address four main themes: the problem of power and peace in the post-War era; the ascent of specialized and mechanized forms of knowledge . BOOK EXCERPT: A History of Communications advances a theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication - speech, writing, print, electronic devices and the Internet - on human history in the long term. New media are 'pulled' into widespread use by broad historical trends and these media, once in widespread. Harold A. Innis () was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history. Matthew Evenden is a professor in the Department of Geography as well as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia. Harold Innis is widely understood as the proponent of the "Laurentian school" of historiography, which mapped Canadian development along an East-West axis. Harold Innis and the North turns the axis North-South by examining Innis's intense and abiding interest in the North, and providing new perspectives on this seminal figure in Canadian.

  Harold Innis and the North: Appraisals and Contestations Edited by William J. Buxton McGill-Queen's University Press AS THE GREAT POWERS, and the not so great, scramble for a piece of the thawing Arctic resource pie--with the Harper government pretending we own the North Pole, the home of Santa Claus, no less, though its record for gift-giving is .   Still, as Bonnett’s book reminds us, Innis was a “brave thinker,” a scholar unafraid to say things that ran counter to the prevailing intellectual consensus. Such an example of intellectual courage offers some hope the West’s search for order is not terminally in retreat. Charles Reid Acland (born October 4, ) is a professor and was the Department Chairperson in the Communications Studies Department at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada from until June 1, His research interests include: popular culture, media studies, cultural history and cultural is the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies and . Innis, Harold Adams () 1, words, approx. 5 pages Innis, Harold Adams () Harold Adams Innis was a Canadian political economist who turned to the study of communication in the last years of his career and life, publishing two important works.

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Harold Innis as Economist and Moralist Item Preview remove-circlePages: Harold Adams Innis FRSC (–) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory, and Canadian economic history.A writer of dense and difficult prose, Innis was one of Canada's most original thinkers.

He helped develop the staples thesis, which holds that Canada's culture, Born: Harold Adams Innis, November 5. Harold A. Innis was a distinguished political economist who was one of the first to study the history of communication; he also served as a dean at the University of Toronto.

In addition to Empire and Communications, his other influential communication works include The Bias of Communication and Changing Concepts of Time.4/5(3). Harold Innis One of the most influential books ever published in Canada, Harold A.

Innis's The Bias of Communication has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of history, communication, and media theory.

Harold Adams Innis, a political economist, is widely credited with initiating an important discourse on media from a distinctly Canadian perspective. He divided media into time-biased and space-biased types. Media that emphasize space are apt to be less durable and light in character such as papyrus and paper.

Harold Innis’s communications. Harold Innis and the North: Appraisals and Contestations. Edited by William J. Buxton. McGill-Queen’s University Press, As the Great Powers, and the not so great, scramble for a piece of the thawing Arctic resource pie—with the Harper government pretending we own the North Pole, the home of Santa Claus, no less, though its record for gift-giving is.

Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions Charles R. Acland, William J. Buxton The book is divided into three sections: "Reflections on Innis" provides a historical reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the limitations of both Innis's thought and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural Theory" offers.

That criticism, however, is a comparatively minor one. This is a fine effort, and should find a place on the shelves of any scholar invested in the writings of Harold Innis and the Toronto School of Communication. References. The Economist. (, February 8). [Review]. Political economy in the modern state,” (p ).

Innis, Harold. Innis’ method. The method of Harold Innis has nothing to do with the one deployed by McLuhan. Innis, as we noted, was trained in the social sciences. His working method is based on the careful study of history books, the accumulation of clues and evidence, and the cross-checking of information sources.

Harold Innis, the first Canadian-born theorist to achieve an international reputation in communication studies (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/NLC). Innis, Harold Adams Harold Adams Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies (b at Otterville, Ont 5 Nov ; d at Toronto 8 Nov ).

moral. emotional. Consumers with low levels of media literacy assume the media have large, obvious, and generally negative effects on the public at large.

books radio television Canadian economist Harold Innis argues that any given medium has a bias of lasting a long time or of being easy to distribute True False. This classic book, Harold Innis's last, returns to print with a new introduction by James Carey.

An elaboration of Innis's earlier theories, Changing Concepts of Time looks at then-new technological changes in communication and considers the different ways in which space and time are perceived.

In Unthinking Modernity, Judith Stamps reinterprets the communications theory of Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan as a Canadian variant of the critical theory associated with the early Frankfurt school. Stamps argues that Innis and McLuhan used their studies of media to develop a critique of the thoughts and habits that characterize the West.

HAROLD INNIS AND 'THE BIAS OF COMMUNICATION' Edward Comor University of Western Ontario, Innis was an internationally recognized political economist and historian. Through his early interest in markets, related social-historical structures, and the role of prominently quoted by Innis in this book, should be.

Innis, Harold Adams Canadian economist, historian, and essayist. In the years between the world wars, economist Harold Innis became the.

() Harold Innis. Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc. 5 & pp. – Together they had four children, Donald (), Mary (), Hugh () and Ann ().Watson, p. Mary Quayle Innis was herself a notable economist and writer.

Her book, An Economic History of Canada, was published in. Harold Adams Innis (November 5, to November 8, ) was a Canadian professor of political economy.

Excerpts from The Canadian Encyclopedia: Harold Adams Innis, political economist and pioneer in communication studies. Canadian economist Harold Innis argues that any given medium has a bias of lasting a long time or of being easy to distribute.

True. Cable news channels are as likely to report about crime affecting poor African-American women and girls as they are about crime affecting wealthy white women and girls. Alexander John Watson, Marginal Man: The Dark Vision of Harold Innis.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ix + pp. $65 (Canadian) (cloth), ISBN: Reviewed for by Robin Neill, Department of Economics, Carleton University and the University of Prince Edward Island.

Harold Adams Innis (November 5, – November 8, ) was a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on Canadian economic history and on media and communication helped develop the staples thesis which holds that Canada's culture, political history and economy have been decisively influenced by the.

The political economist Harold Adams Innis () developed the "staple theory" of Canadian development. Harold Adams Innis was born in in Oxford County in southwestern Ontario. His parents, who were strict Baptists, owned a moderately prosperous farm.

Harold Innis started his schooling in Sunday school and the local one-room public school. Empire and Communications (Voyageur Classics Book 4) - Kindle edition by Innis, Harold A., Watson, Alexander John, Watson, Alexander John.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Empire and Communications (Voyageur Classics Book 4).Reviews:   Harold Innis died inmore than a half century ago.

Innis, as economic historian, wrote about Canada in the s and s in two great books on the fur trade and the cod fisheries (grubby rather than grabby topics, I grant) in which he laid out the political economy of Canada, providing the material base for understanding the.

Free Online Library: Finding our reflection: from Harold Innis and George Grant to Ursula Franklin, Canadian thinkers have pondered the technologies that help hold the country together.(The Technological Imperative in Canada: An Intellectual History, Book review) by "Literary Review of Canada"; Literature, writing, book reviews Political science Books Book.

The political economist Harold Adams Innis developed the "staple theory" of Canadian development. Harold Adams Innis was born in in Oxford County in southwestern Ontario.

His parents, who were strict Baptists, owned a moderately prosperous farm. Harold Innis started his schooling in Sunday school and the local one-room public school, moving on to the nearby.

According to the biographical blurb on the back of her book, Travellers West, Quayle was not only “the Dean of Women at University College” and a “noted economic historian and author of six books” but also “the widow of Dr. Harold Adams Innis, one of the world's outstanding economists.” 17 It is unknown who authored this passage.

Harold Adams Innis was born in in Oxford County in southwestern Ontario. His parents, who were strict Baptists, owned a moderately prosperous farm. Harold Innis started his schooling in Sunday school and the local one-room public school, moving on to the nearby Otterville High School and then to Woodstock Collegiate Institute.

It is the search for the balance between the technological imperative and the moral imperative--with roots in ancient Greek and early Christian thought, Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound and Saint Augustine's The City of God--that forms the spine of Francis's book and the Canadianness of his thesis: in the beginning, the moral imperative of.

Innis was the teacher of Marshall McLuhan and you will begin to understand how McLuhan's ideas evelved by reading Innis. The notes for this book are available at the Fisher Rare book library here in Toronto.

The Bias of Communication is considered one of the most influential books ever published in this country, this text played a major part in /5(8). found: Canadian encyclopedia online, viewed 9 September Innis, Harold Adams (Harold Adams Innis; political economist and pioneer in communication studies; b.

at Otterville, Ont. 5 Nov. ; studied at McMaster and the University of Chicago; veteran of the First World War; joined the University of Toronto's political economy department inappointed department.

For example, in Empire and Communication, economic historian Harold A. Innis)), commenting on "the effects of writing in shaping the intellectual, social, economic and political life of man," (McLuhan & Logan,p) writes: The art of writing provided man with a transpersonal memory.InPhD fresh in hand, Innis returned to Canada and the political economy department at the University of Toronto, where he spent his entire academic career.

His book on the fur trade, published when he was only thirty-six, advanced a new hypothesis and revolutionized the study of Canadian economic history, hitherto a neglected field.Essays and criticism on Harold Adams Innis - Criticism.

SOURCE: "Innis and Economics," in Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, Vol. XIX, No. 3.