Twenty years ago I was asked to prepare an introductory reading list for the website that was set up for the newly formed Media Ecology Association, and that original annotated list can be found here. Much has changed in the world over the past two decades, but the media ecology intellectual tradition remains a book-oriented field that favors independent and insightful scholarship and commentary. This updated list includes many of the works that appeared on the original list because media ecology, as a curriculum, is a great books tradition. I have, however, replaced some of the books that appeared on the original list with others that are more recent and relevant, and I want to thank Corey Anton for feedback and suggestions that were incorporated into this revised set of readings.
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Media ecology theory is the study of media, technology, and communication and how they affect human environments. Ecology in this context refers to the environment in which the medium is used — what they are and how they affect society. The word ecology implies the study of environments: their structure, content, and impact on people. An environment is, after all, a complex message system which imposes on human beings certain ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Media ecology argues that media act as extensions of the human senses in each era, and communication technology is the primary cause of social change. Additionally, scholars have compared media broadly to a system of infrastructure that connect the nature and culture of a society with media ecology being the study of "traffic" between the two. In , Marshall McLuhan enrolled as a student at Cambridge University , a school which pioneered modern literary criticism.
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Natural capital refers to the global stock of natural resources Guerry et al. From natural capital, human society receives many irreplaceable and important benefits that are termed ecosystem services. Humans can also negatively affect ecosystem services through land use changes or chemical pollution Mace et al. The relationship between stocks of natural capital and flows of ecosystem services is nonlinear and not yet completely understood. Natural capital research not only crosses different academic disciplines, but interest in natural capital has extended to businesses and policy makers Peiffer and Haustermann
Simon Gough [ About Email ]. Volume 18, Issue 3 Book review 4 in First published in ejcjs on 16 December Though seemingly broad in the scope of topics covered, Lamarre provides a significant contribution to media studies in how he argues for the development of the terminologies and concepts to grapple with the expansive media franchises we find ourselves surrounded by and, as consumers, wandering within.