Communication and History: Themes in Innis and Laurence

Pamela McCallum

Abstract


Harold Innis writes about the economic and social forces that structured Canada. Laurence writes about how we understand these forces, how we perceive our past. The Diviners provides a connection link between Innis' well-known writings on Canadian economic history, and his almost forgotten work on communications. Innis analysed the dominating forces in Canada's past; Laurence discloses not only that domination, but also resistance against it.

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