Revolutions in Communication: Media History from Gutenberg to the Digital Age

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Nov 19, 2015 - Social Science - 400 pages
Revolutions in Communication offers a new approach to media history, presenting an encyclopedic look at the way technological change has linked social and ideological communities. Using key figures in history to benchmark the chronology of technical innovation, Kovarik's exhaustive scholarship narrates the story of revolutions in printing, electronic communication and digital information, while drawing parallels between the past and present.

Updated to reflect new research that has surfaced these past few years, Revolutions in Communication continues to provide students and teachers with the most readable history of communications, while including enough international perspective to get the most accurate sense of the field. The supplemental reading materials on the companion website include slideshows, podcasts and video demonstration plans in order to facilitate further reading. www.revolutionsincommunication.com
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I The Printing Revolution
17
1 The Divine Art
27
2 The Commercial and Industrial Media Revolution 18141900
67
3 Print Media in the Twentieth and Twentyfirst Centuries
105
Part II The Visual Revolution
139
Giving Vision to History
151
The Image Comes Alive
181
Telegraph and Telephone
255
8 The New World of Radio
275
A New Window on the World
309
Part IV The Digital Revolution
343
10 Computers
349
11 Digital Networks
375
12 Global Culture
405
Bibliography
431

6 Advertising Public Relations and the Crafted Image
217
From National Neighborhoods to the Global Village
249

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Bill Kovarik is a Professor of Communication at Radford University, USA. He first learned to set "hot" type on a Linotype machine in 1970 and has observed major changes in the mass media while working with the Associated Press, Charleston Post, Baltimore Sun and other publications in the USA. He is the author of five other books about environment and mass media, including Mass Media and Environmental Conflict.

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