Marshall McLuhan: Genealogy and Legacy

James W. Carey

Abstract


Abstract:
The well-known roots of Marshall McLuhan's
work in the

scholarship of Harold Innis and Lewis Mumford are
outlined. McLuhan's

place within the ferment of the 1960s, developments
in the preceding decade in cybernetics, and the earliest support
of his work by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters
are elaborated as well. Finally, a brief evaluation of the strengths
and weaknesses of McLuhan's scholarship within the context of
his own time is developed.


Résumé:
Cet article retrace les origines bien
connues de l'oeuvre de Marshall McLuhan dans les écrits d'Harold
Innis et de Lewis Mumford. L'article examine aussi la place de
McLuhan au milieu de l'effervescence des annés soixante, ainsi
que certains développements en cybernétique au

cours des dix
années précédentes, et l'appui précoce de la part du National

Association of Educational Broadcasters ('L'Association nationale
de radiodiffuseurs pédagogiquesé). Enfin, l'article développe
une brève évaluation des forces et faiblesses de l'oeuvre de
McLuhan dans le contexte de sa propre ère.

Keywords


Marshall McLuhan; Geneology; Harold Innis; Lewis Mumford

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