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A highly original interpretation of the history of Western culture that presents a first in-depth analysis of the cultural impact of communication. Explains how the media have helped bring about economic, political, social, and intellectual progress. Adopting the currently unfashionable theory that Western culture has improved over time, Perkinson argues that media of communication have played. A highly original interpretation of the history of Western culture that presents a first in-depth analysis of the cultural impact of communication. Explains how the media have helped bring about economic, political, social, and intellectual progress. Adopting the currently unfashionable theory that Western culture has improved over time, Perkinson argues that media of communication have played a pivotal role in helping to make things better. He shows how human speech, when it first emerged, enabled people both to understand better the world they inhabited and to construct political, economic, and social arrangements that improved their life chances. With the invention of writing in Sumer, and especially following the invention of the phonetic alphabet in Greece, people were able to devise even better understandings and improved arrangements. The invention of the printing press in the late 15th century led to the creation of the modern nation state, capitalism, an open society, and modern science. According to this novel interpretation, media of communication encode the existing culture, thereby enabling people to become critical of it in ways not possible before. This criticism uncovers inadequacies, which, when eliminated, result in an improved culture. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of the history of communications and Western civilization. Books, Reference~~Interdisciplinary Studies~~Communication Studies, How Things Got Better~~Book~~9780897894319~~Henry J. Perkinson, , , , , , , , , ,

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A highly original interpretation of the history of Western culture that presents a first in-depth analysis of the cultural impact of communication. Explains how the media have helped bring about economic, political, social, and intellectual progress. Adopting the currently unfashionable theory that Western culture has improved over time, Perkinson argues that media of communication have played a pivotal role in helping to make things better. He shows how human speech, when it first emerged, enabled people both to understand better the world they inhabited and to construct political, economic, and social arrangements that improved their life chances. With the invention of writing in Sumer, and especially following the invention of the phonetic alphabet in Greece, people were able to devise even better understandings and improved arrangements. The invention of the printing press in the late 15th century led to the creation of the modern nation state, capitalism, an open society, and modern science. According to this novel interpretation, media of communication encode the existing culture, thereby enabling people to become critical of it in ways not possible before. This criticism uncovers inadequacies, which, when eliminated, result in an improved culture. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of the history of communications and Western civilization. How Things Got Better: Speech, Writing, Printing, and Cultural Change Perkinson, Henry J. / Parkinson, Henry J., Praeger Publishers

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Adopting the currently unfashionable theory that Western culture has improved over time, Perkinson argues that media of communication have played a pivotal role in helping to make things better. He shows how human speech, when it first emerged, enabled people both to understand better the world they inhabited and to construct political, economic, and social arrangements that improved their life chances. With the invention of writing in Sumer, and especially following the invention of the phonetic alphabet in Greece, people were able to devise even better understandings and improved arrangements. The invention of the printing press in the late 15th century led to the creation of the modern nation state, capitalism, an open society, and modern science. According to this novel interpretation, media of communication encode the existing culture, thereby enabling people to become critical of it in ways not possible before. This criticism uncovers inadequacies, which, when eliminated, result in an improved culture. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of the history of communications and Western civilization. Henry J. Parkinson, Books, Art and Architecture, General Art, Graphic Art and Design, Typography, How Things Got Better: Speech, Writing, Printing & Cultural Change Books>Art and Architecture>General Art>Graphic Art and Design>Typography, Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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How Things Got Better: Speech, Writing, Printing, and Cultural Change
Author:

Perkinson, Henry J.; Parkinson, Henry J.

Title:

How Things Got Better: Speech, Writing, Printing, and Cultural Change

ISBN:

0897894316

This work argues that media of communication has played a pivotal role in improving lives. The author shows how human speech enabled people to construct social arrangements that improved their life chances. The invention of writing and the printing press further improved their chances.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780897894319
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0897894316
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1995
Publisher: J F BERGIN & GARVEY
190 Pages
Weight: 0,445 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0897894316

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-89789-431-6, 978-0-89789-431-9

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