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Taking Up Mcluhan's Cause : Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality (Hardcover).
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Bringing together some of today’s leading media scholars, Taking Up McLuhan’s Cause is an edited collection which explores Marshall McLuhan’s notion of formal cause and the role that formal cause plays in the emergence of new technologies and in structuring societal relations. It aims to open a new way of understanding Marshall McLuhan’s orientation, and to provide methodological grounding for further media ecological research. The approaches represented by the various authors range from literally supporting McLuhan’s concept of formal cause to the suggestion that McLuhan’s notion of formal cause represents one of the first expressions of emergent dynamics and complexity theory. This collection brings together the perspectives of a number of leading media ecology thinkers on one of the key elements of Marshall McLuhan’s understanding and analysis of media, communications and the impact of technology.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: April 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0811
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