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Week Three

Week Three

Communication, Knowledge and Social Change

  • Darnton, Robert. “An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-century Paris.” The American Historical Review 105, no. 1 (2000): 1-35 [link for UQ students].
  • Goody, Jack, and Ian Watt. “The Consequences of Literacy.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 5, no. 3 (1963): 304-345 [link for UQ students].
  • Leed, Eric J. “Elizabeth Eisenstein’s the Printing Press as an Agent of Change and the Structure of Communications Revolutions.” American Journal of Sociology 88, no. 2 413-429, at: [link for UQ students].

Further Reading:

  • Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • -----. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
  • Goody, Jack. The Domestication of the Savage Mind. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  • -----. Literacy in Traditional Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Practical Session:

Introduction to hypertext markup language (html): hyperlinking documents and digital objects, http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp

 

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