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By W. Terrence Gordon, Susan Willmarth

ISBN-10: 1939994160

ISBN-13: 9781939994165

*a captivating, enjoyable, comedian advent to the concept of Marshall McLuhan*

Marshall McLuhan used to be some of the most tremendous and unique thinkers of the twentieth century. He was once to this point prior to his time that he envisioned the long run and provided a critique of human habit in a media saturated global that's maybe extra worthy in today’s web age than it was once in his personal time.

McLuhan pioneered the research of Media, unified paintings and technological know-how, and warned us in regards to the perils of a televised, automatic, famous-for-15-minutes, social media international. an international the place we might stay in every one other’s faces, and turn into so alike, so remoted, so nameless that violence might develop into a scream of identification, a fashion of claiming, “I am no longer invisible.” McLuhan attempted to coach us to protect opposed to those dehumanizing, debasing results of know-how, and one thousand different issues, yet we received fact tv anyway.

The centennial occasion of McLuhan’s lifestyles and the re-release of his books has resulted in a surge of latest curiosity in his pondering and teachings. McLuhan For rookies offers an important advent that's transparent, complete, and straightforward to recollect. it truly is choked with clever and witty paintings by means of Susan Willmarth that could be a excellent fit to W. Terrence Gordon’s writing. McLuhan anticipated the media generated international Village ahead of it existed, and not anyone due to the fact McLuhan has defined its attract and pitfalls higher.

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*a captivating, enjoyable, comedian advent to the idea of Marshall McLuhan*

Marshall McLuhan used to be some of the most excellent and unique thinkers of the twentieth century. He was once to date prior to his time that he expected the longer term and provided a critique of human habit in a media saturated international that's possibly extra useful in today’s web age than it was once in his personal time.

McLuhan pioneered the examine of Media, unified paintings and technological know-how, and warned us in regards to the perils of a televised, automatic, famous-for-15-minutes, social media international. an international the place we might dwell in each one other’s faces, and develop into so alike, so remoted, so nameless that violence could develop into a scream of id, a manner of claiming, “I am now not invisible. ” McLuhan attempted to coach us to protect opposed to those dehumanizing, debasing results of know-how, and 1000 different issues, yet we obtained truth tv anyway.

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