Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions

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William Buxton, Charles R. Acland
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1999 - History - 435 pages
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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).
 

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Contents

Inniss Conception of Freedom
31
Innis in the Canadian Dialectical Tradition
46
The Expected Tradition Innis State Rationality and the Governmentalization of Communication
67
Innis in Chicago Hope as the Sire of Discovery
81
Economic History and Economic Theory Inniss Insights
105
The Public Role of the Intellectual
114
Harold Innis and the Canadian Social Science Research Council An Experiment in Boundary Work
135
Monopoles du savoir ou critique culturelle journalistique? Innis et Victor Barbeau discutent la presse le nationalisme et les pratiques intellectuelles
159
INNIS AND CULTURAL THEORY
241
Histories of Place and Power Innis in Canadian Cultural Studies
243
No Future Innis Time Sense and Postmodernity
261
Space at the Margins Critical Theory and Colonial Space after Innis
281
Postmodern Themes in Inniss Works
309
The Bias of Space Revisited The Internet and the Information Highway through Womens Eyes
322
Early Innis and the PostMassey Era in Canadian Culture
339
The Dilettantes Dilemma Speaking for the Arts in Canadian Cultural Policy
355

GAPS AND SILENCES
175
From Silence to Communication? What Innisians Might Learn by Analysing Gender Relations
177
Innis and Quebec The Paradigm That Would Not Be
196
Innis in Quebec Conjectures and Conjunctures
209
Too Long in Exile Innis and Maritime Political Economy
225
An Index of Power Innis Aesthetics and Technology
369
Works Cited
387
Index
419
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Concordia University, Canada

Concordia University, Canada

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