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History of Media


Adorno, Theodor W. Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords. Translated by Henry W. Pickford. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

——. "Letters to Walter Benjamin," 18 March 1936, in Aesthetics and Politics, by Ernst Bloch et al., 120–126. London: New Left Books, 1977.

Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. Translated by Sheila Faria Glaser. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

——. Simulations. Translated by Paul Foss, Paul Patton, and Philip Beitchman. New York: Semiotexte, 1983.

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," in his Illuminations, 217–251. Edited by Hannah Arendt. Translated by Harry Zohn. New York: Schocken, 1969.

Briggs, Asa, and Peter Burke. A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet. Cambridge: Polity, 2002. Contains a valuable bibliography.

Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle. Rev. ed. Detroit: Black and Red, 1977.

Debray, Régis. Cours de médiologie générale. Paris: Gallimard, 1991.

Elias, Norbert. "The Kitsch Style and the Age of Kitsch," in The Norbert Elias Reader: A Biographical Selection, edited by Johan Goudsblom and Stephen Mennell, 26–35. Oxford and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1998.

——. The Symbol Theory. London: Sage, 1991.

Flusser, Vilém. Towards a Philosophy of Photography. Translated by Anthony Matthews. London: Reaktion, 2000.

Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. 2nd rev. ed. Translation revised by Joel Weinsheimer and Donald G. Marshall. London: Sheed and Ward, 1989.

Guattari, Félix. The Three Ecologies. Translated by Ian Pindar and Paul Sutton. London and New Brunswick, N.J.: Athlone, 2000.

Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought. Translated by Albert Hofstadter. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

Innis, Harold A. Empire and Communications. Revised by Mary Q. Innis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972.

Mattelart, Armand. The Invention of Communication. Translated by Susan Emanuel. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

McLuhan, Marshall, and Quentin Fiore. The Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Harmondsworth, U.K.: Penguin, 1967.

Plato. "Phaedrus," in The Essential Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett. New York: Book of the Month Club, 1991.

Sanjek, Russell, and David Sanjek. American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Winston, Brian. Media, Technology, and Society, a History: From the Telegraph to the Internet. London: Routledge, 1998. Contains a valuable bibliography.

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Science EncyclopediaScience & Philosophy: Mathematics to Methanal trimerHistory of Media - Periodization, Technology And The "general Accident", Historical And Technological Media, Ubiquitous Media, Current Studies In Media History