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Gerald Friesen: Citizens and Nation Essay

In Citizens and Nation, Gerald Friesen, suggests a structure for understanding Canadian history based upon four epochs, each centered upon a principle communication medium. According to Friesen, Canada is a story of communication that changes from the “oral-traditional” world of pre-contact Aboriginal people to the “textual-settler” household of immigrants and finally to the “print-capitalism” of…

Television and Its Effects on Interfamilial Relationships

Since its invention, television has enjoyed an increasingly prominent presence in the homes of western families.  In fact, as of 2000, the vast majority (98%) of American households owned at least one television set (Wilson 2004). Though it is indisputable that this overwhelming proliferation of television does not come without consequences for the family unit,…