Media and Violence: Seminal Perspectives
What's the connection between media and violence? This is not just a current question, for it was a burning issue (sometimes literally) in the past. While McLuhan, Marx, Milton and Ellul had much to contribute to any discussion of the topic, a number of other sources are also examined in order to point the reader to the historical context of a very prominent issue in our times. More
Is there an intrinsic connection between media and violence? This book attempts to answer that current question be examining various media theories from the past and not so distant past. McLuhan, Milton, Marx and Ellul are key names for any discussion of media, but other writers are also discussed. Based on a course on media the author gave at York University in Toronto, this book should appeal to both the general reader as well as students of media, communications, literature and philosophy.
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