Homogenization of Democratic Principles in the Printing Press


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A Media Analysis of the Homogenization of Democratic Principles in the Printing Press
This study will describe the various elements of democratic homogenization of media through the communicative innovations brought forth by printing press. The importance of the printing press in the history of media provides a context in which the socialization of homogenous groups can better communicate and easily disseminate a written text throughout society. In history, the greater availability of text printed on paper, provided a wider way in which people could find information and to spread this information to a wider array of people. This provides a foundation for the elements of cognitive organization McLuhan describes in his theory on the more...
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.....r distorted by monarchical ideology, the importance of its collectivist use for middle class in the dissemination of information eventually paved the way for democratic governing ideology in the Renaissance and later. By understanding McLuhan’s approach to the importance of democratic homogeneity in the print medium, the printing press offered a wider range of availability of texts (books, treatises, etc.) for European societies seeking democratic ideals after the Middle Ages.
Works Cited:
Guadini, Francesco. Mass media and Culture in Society. (Customer fill in the rest of bibliography here, I only received a file of the text.
McLuhan. Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962.