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Philosophies 2016, 1(2), 126-132; doi:10.3390/philosophies1020126

On the Roots of Media Ecology: A Micro-History and Philosophical Clarification

School of Communications, Grand Valley State University, 210 LSH, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401-9403, USA
Academic Editor: Robert K. Logan
Received: 19 May 2016 / Accepted: 10 June 2016 / Published: 4 July 2016
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This paper provides a brief review of media ecology. It is partly a micro-history of the tradition, and partly a philosophical clarification of how and why “systems-theory orientations,” literacy studies, and the rapid spread of new media were all essential to its germination, growth, and proliferation. Finally, the paper offers concluding remarks regarding social constructionist thought and how it relates to the media ecology tradition. View Full-Text
Keywords: media ecology; Marshall McLuhan; Jack Goody; systems-theory; literacy studies; new media; social construction media ecology; Marshall McLuhan; Jack Goody; systems-theory; literacy studies; new media; social construction
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Anton, C. On the Roots of Media Ecology: A Micro-History and Philosophical Clarification. Philosophies 2016, 1, 126-132.

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