Harold Adams Innis

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Date of Birth: 05/11/1894

Age: 58

Place of birth: Otervill

Citizenship: United States


Innis, Harold Adams (Innis, Harold Adams) (1894-1952), a Canadian economist. Born in Oterville (prov. Ontario) November 5, 1894. He took part in World War II. He studied at McMaster and the University of Chicago. He became a teacher of the University of Toronto in 1920. First izvestnoypublikatsiey Innis was his work the fur trade in Canada (The Fur Trade in Canada, 1930), which was followed by work cod fishery (The Cod Fisheries, 1940). The founder of the Canadian Political Science Association and the American Association of Economic History. After a visit to the Soviet Union in 1945 he published a book of essays Russian Diary (The Russian Diary). Innis made a thesis about the crisis of Western civilization, the cause of which is, in his opinion, the immersion in the present and the lack of interest in history. In the 1940s, he began to study issues related to the history of communication. The author of Empire and Communications (Empire and Communications, 1950), which explored the relationship between term life and the prevailing world empires in their forms of communication. Innis`s ideas influenced the Marshall McLuhan. Innis died in Toronto November 8, 1952.