The Bias of Communication
Author: Harold A. Innis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: April 23, 1999
One of the most influential books ever published in Canada, "The Bias of Communication" has played a major part in reshaping our understanding of what constitutes history. It is a collection of essays by one of Canada's greatest historians, on a subject that opened broad new avenues of thought on the role of media in the creation of history. Marshall McLuhan, deeply influenced by these essays, led North America to a new awareness of the role of media in contemporary culture. The works of Harold Innis are seminal in the study of Canadian history; the essays in this volume continue to generate intense dabate among historians, communications scholars, and media theorists.