Alphabet Effect: A Media Ecology Understanding of the Making of Western Civilization

ISBN: 9781572735231
Publisher: Hampton Press
Publication Date: 2004-08-18
Number of pages: 265
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This book is a study of this evolution of writing systems. It describes the role the phonetic alphabet has played in the development of Western civilization. Drawing a variety of conclusions about how societies advance, the author shows how the advent of mass communication and the use of computers affect how we communicate.

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