In this episode, I explain Harold Innis' notion of bias. I also discuss his notions of monopolies of knowledge and monopolies of power. If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy
Harold Innis on Peter Pond and the Art of Biography
Witness to Yesterday (The Champlain Society Podcast on Canadian History)
Patrice Dutil discusses the work of Canadian historian Harold Innis with William Buxton of Concordia University, the author of Harold Innis on Peter Pond: Biography, Cultural Memory and the Continental Fur Trade (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Peter Pond was an important explorer and developer of the fur trade, but in the hands of Harold Innis, his story reveals the tensions in that developing sector of Canadian business. Buxton sees Harold Innis playing a dual role: both as a chronicler of Canadian business history and as a promoter of cultural memory. This podcast was produced by Jessica Schmidt.
Episode 5 - Charlotte Gray's 2018 Harold Innis Lecture and Less
World of Stories
Lin went to the promisingly titled “Telling Stories in the Age of Historical Amnesia” 2018 Harold Innis Lecture at the University of Toronto, and found it did not live up to the expectations. Charlotte Gray, a highly acclaimed author of historical non-fiction, insisted on the need to understand and critique events in their historical context. We found it troubling when Gray used as an illustrative example the removal of the statue of John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister, from in front of the city hall in Victoria, British Columbia. Margrit raves about the Pulitzer-winning novel Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, that rare kind of book that approaches deep issues, but leaves you feeling joyous and hopeful. A book that manages to embed love within its structure, Less deals with all its characters and their idiosyncrasies not with mocking cruelty but with supreme gentleness. GIVEAWAY: Open from Friday, November 23, to Friday, December 10, 2018. We are giving away a copy of Less by Andrew Sean Greer. To enter, follow us on Twitter @World_ofStories, and answer our question on Twitter or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on our podcast on December 21, 2018. Question of the episode: Have you come across a story that involved difficult topics, perhaps controversial, perhaps ugly, yet it was told in a beautiful and uplifting way? Join the conversation on Twitter at @World_ofStories or email us at email@example.com.