Primal Scenes of Communication argues that the materiality of communication media constitute social relations and that social relations should be understood as techlogy-identity complexes. This theory is employed to characterize consumer society, and the social movements that criticize consumer society, as a unique epoch of communication.
Ian Angus is Associate Professor of Humanities and Sociology at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of many books, including most recently A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality and Wilderness.
State University of New York Press
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SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences