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Marshall McLuhan

You Know Nothing of My Work!
Coupland, Douglas (Book - 2010)
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Surveys the life and career of the social theorist best known for the quotation, "The medium is the message," who helped shape the culture of the 1960s and predicted the future of television and the rise of the Internet.

Norton Pub
A crackling look at the philosopher whose founding ideas were at once obscure and eerily prophetic.
Marshall McLuhan, the celebrated social theorist who defined the culture of the 1960s, is remembered now primarily for the aphoristic slogan he coined to explain the emerging new world of global communication: “The medium is the message.” Half a century later, McLuhan’s predictions about the end of print culture and the rise of “electronic inter-dependence” have become a reality—in a sense, the reality—of our time.

Douglas Coupland, whose iconic novel Generation X was a “McLuhanesque” account of our culture in fictional form, has written a compact biography of the cultural critic that interprets the life and work of his subject from inside. A fellow Canadian, a master of creative sociology, a writer who supplied a defining term, Coupland is the ideal chronicler of the uncanny prophet whose vision of the global village—now known as the Internet—has come to pass in the 21st century.

Authors: Coupland, Douglas
Statement of Responsibility: Douglas Coupland
Title: Marshall McLuhan
you know nothing of my work!
Publisher: New York : Atlas & Co. : Distributed to the trade by W.W. Norton, c2010
Characteristics: v, 216 p. ; 19 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213)
Subject Headings: Mass media specialists Canada Biography McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980
Topical Term: Mass media specialists
ISBN: 1935633163
9781935633167
Branch Call Number: B Mcluhan C
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Jun 09, 2013
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Coupland surveys the life and career of the iconic Canadian social theorist best known for the quotation, “The medium is the message,” who helped shape the culture of the 1960s and predicted the rise of the Internet.

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