McLuhan, like Harold Innis
before him, was concerned with changes in human culture writ large, global in scope and millennial in time frame.
Born in 1933 to eminent scholarly parents Harold Innis
and Mary Quayle Innis, Dagg documents her career as a wildlife researcher largely confined to the margins of academia and a spirited leader of second-wave, Canadian feminism.
Along the way, Sharma brings into conversation several different theorists (Michel Foucault, Harold Innis
, Doreen Massey, and Pierre Bourdieu, among others) and offers her own analyses as a way to productively intervene in the work of "speed theorists" like Paul Virilio, Zygmunt Bauman, John Armitage, and Joanne Roberts, who she suggests "have offered a too simple account of the acceleration of everyday life and temporal difference" at the expense of an account of the "complexity of lived time" (p.
Historically, this perspective provided the initial foundation for the academic study of communications in Canada and produced such internationally renowned scholars as Harold Innis
and Dallas Smythe.
Now, the ghost of Harold Innis
has been evoked again in Ralph Matthews' essay "Committing Canadian Sociology" (Matthews 2014).
AS THE GREAT POWERS, and the not so great, scramble for a piece of the thawing Arctic resource pie--with the Harper government pretending we own the North Pole, the home of Santa Claus, no less, though its record for gift-giving is solely to corporations--it is timely to have a book that examines the role of the esteemed scholar Harold Innis
in his research and writing on the Canadian North.
Marshall McLuhan, Harold Innis
, and Walter Ong (1) studied the two most overt cultural forms of word-based communication to chart the patterns that were made.
Some of the chapters in Harold Innis
and the North take up the mantle of 'appraising' the historiography.
Philosophy of media from Innis and McLuhan's view: it is hardly imaginable that someone talks about media philosophy and does not name Harold Innis
and Marshal McLuhan.
(1894-1952), an economic historian at the University of Toronto whose interests included staple theory and the role of communications in history, must be one of Canada's most studied academics.
dirt economist" Harold Innis
would not be impressed by Canada's troubling bitumen pipeline frenzy.
His friendship network included Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes and Harold Innis
at the University of Toronto.