[Reading] ➭ The Mechanical Bride ➵ Marshall McLuhan – Ebats.us

The Mechanical Bride This Is The Devastating Book Which First Established Marshall McLuhan S Reputation As The Foremost And The Wittiest Critic Of Modern Mass Communications.The Mechanical Bride Is Vintage McLuhan So Aptly Illustrated By Dozens Of Examples From Ads, Comic Strips, Columnists, Etc., That Those Who Were Stung By McLuhan Were Hard Put For Rebuttals It Shows How Sex Was First Used To Sell Industrial Hardware, How Orphan Annie Still Keeps The World On Track, And How An Arabian Nights Wonderland Of Mass Entertainment And Suggestion Makes Information Irrelevant, And Sends Us To Bed At Night Too Dazed To Question Whether We Re Happy Or Not We Live In An Age In Which Legions Of Highly Educated Professionals Dedicate Themselves To The Task Of Getting Inside The Collective Public Mind With The Object Of Manipulating, Exploiting And Controlling.

[Reading] ➭ The Mechanical Bride  ➵ Marshall McLuhan – Ebats.us
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • The Mechanical Bride
  • Marshall McLuhan
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 1584230509

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➭ The Mechanical Bride ➵ Marshall McLuhan – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    Marchall McLuhan hates everything, too, so why do I like himthan Slavoj Zizek I will tell you why Because I am petty, so when Zizek says, everything is stupid, I say, whatever, duh But when McLuhan says the media is evil, I say, yeah I am the choir, preach to me


  2. says:

    A frightening book about tv, radio, print and other ads, ones that change our goals, alter the neighborhood, and elect our presidents It s impossible to measure precisely how ads affect our lives, but this book tries Let s face it, from now until the day we die, morning, noon and night, seven day...


  3. says:

    The Mechanical Bride may have been an important book at one point, but now it feels very old.


  4. says:

    Witty and entertaining but not one of McLuhan s seminal works My original thought upon picking this up was that it was like an American companion to Mythologies by Roland Barthes Not so much The latter still fascinates, while this one is just cute It reads at about the same level as Thomas Frank.


  5. says:

    Amazing book Written in 1951 when only 1 in 10 homes had TVs This book really sets the ground work for a lot of the intellectual paths that came after it.


  6. says:

    Move over Mad Men, this is the basis of so much of your script especially the early episodes Actually seeing McLuhan s early work in pop culture and communications makes this book a fantastic trip through memory lane Mechanical Bride indeed We are in the soup of it now, and have moved far along in the now old marriage a trois of mechanization, myth making and communications designed to sway the masses into a single buying machine They became what they beheld Now, so many years after pub Move over Mad Men, this is the basis of so much of your script especially the early episodes Actually seeing McLuhan s early work in pop culture and communications makes this book a fantastic trip through memory lane Mechanical Bride indeed We are in the soup of it now, and have moved far along in the now old marriage a trois of mechanization, myth making and communications designed to sway the masses into a single buying machine They became what they beheld Now, so many years after publication we can see this with fresh eyes was ...


  7. says:

    The Vanguard Press 1926 1988 was a United States publishing house established with a 100,000 grant from the left wing American Fund for Public Service, better known as the Garland Fund Self explanatory Don t pick up this book expecting anything less than the most painful 157 pages of wretc...


  8. says:

    First book of the new year Marshall McLuhan uses commentary on ads to show how the best trained minds of our age have made it their full time business to get inside the collective public mind in order to manipulate, exploit and control This generates a lot of heat but no light and ke...


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