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A Media Ecology Review

  title={A Media Ecology Review},
  author={Lance Strate},
1. Introduction 2. McLuhan 3. Innis and American Cultural Studies 4. The Toronto School 5. Ong 6. Orality-Literacy Studies 7. Media History 8. Postman 9. The New York School and Communication Studies 10. Mumford, Technics, and Ecological History 11. Ellul and Technology Studies 12. Formal Roots 13. Conclusion 
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