Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan, Lewis H. Lapham 0262631598 9780262631594
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with a new introduction by Lewis H. Lapham This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhans classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such as the global village and the medium is the message are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhans theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate. There has been a notable resurgence of interest in McLuhans work in the last few years, fueled by the recent and continuing conjunctions between the cable companies and the regional phone companies, the appearance of magazines such as WiRed, and the development of new media models and information ecologies, many of which were spawned from MITs Media Lab. In effect, media now begs to be redefined. In a new introduction to this edition of Understanding Media, Harpers editor Lewis Lapham reevaluates McLuhans work in the light of the technological as well as the political and social changes that have occurred in the last part of this century.

Author: Marshall McLuhan, Lewis H. Lapham

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 389

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 1994-10-20

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