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Political Science Essays

Harold Innis in the New Century

Reflections and Refractions

by (author) Charles R. Acland & William J. Buxton

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 1999
Category
Essays
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773517387
    Publish Date
    May 2000
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773517370
    Publish Date
    Oct 1999
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773567269
    Publish Date
    Oct 1999
    List Price
    $95.00

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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 speculations on his influence on cultural analysis. The interpretations offered reflect the changing landscape of intellectual life as boundaries between traditional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge.

Harold Innis in the New Century is a valuable resource for scholars and students of Canadian studies, communication studies, cultural studies, economic history, and political science.

Contributors include Charles R. Acland (Calgary), Alison Beale (Simon Fraser), Jody Berland (York), James Bickerton (St Francis Xavier), William J. Buxton (Concordia), James Carey (Columbia), Ray Charron (Concordia), Cheryl Dahl (University College of the Fraser Valley), Michael Dorland (Carleton), Kevin Dowler (York), Donald Fisher (UBC), Sarah Fortin (McGill), Alain-G. Gagnon (McGill), Jane Jenson (Montréal), Heather Menzies (Carleton), Richard Noble (Winnipeg), Daniel Salée (Concordia), Liora Salter (Osgoode Hall), Kim Sawchuk (Concordia), Irene Spry (professor emerita, Ottawa), Judith Stamps (Victoria), and Andrew Werwick (Trent).

About the authors

Concordia University, Canada

Charles R. Acland's profile page

William J. Buxton is professor emeritus of communication studies at Concordia University, visiting professor at Laval University, co-editor of Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions, and editor of Harold Innis and the North: Appraisals and Contestations.

William J. Buxton's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Harold Innis in the New Century crackles with interdisciplinary tensions in a very stimulating way, and almost every piece in the collection has an eye on a context for Innis's ideas that is in some way a little different -- from the Whig tradition and the Scottish Enlightenment to cybernetics and aesthetics. The diversity is truly impressive. What other modern or 'amodern' or 'antimodern' author could generate such diverse yet consistently engrossed responses from a generation of generally postmodern communications experts?" Doug Long, Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario

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