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A term popularized by McLuhan, long before the World Wide Web, for a world that has been phenomenally shrunk by communication technologies and transport systems so that news and ...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... village A term coined by H. Marshall McLuhan (1962 and 1964) who correctly foresaw that continued improvement in electrified communication would eventually lead to instantaneous interaction across the globe. Some use this term to describe the internet and its effects on human interactions. Global commodity chains (GCCS) Global value chains (GVCS) Global production networks (GPNS) Disciplinary background Economic Sociology Development Economics Relational Economic Geography Object of enquiry Inter-firm networks in global industries Sectoral logics of...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
67 words

... village A term popularized by McLuhan, long before the World Wide Web, for a world that has been phenomenally shrunk by communication technologies and transport systems so that news and information spreads rapidly across the planet and those with direct access to such technologies feel more interconnected, as if they were members of the same community. See also McLuhanism ; time–space compression . ...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
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Social sciences, Human Geography
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74 words

... village The world’s peoples as they are linked through mass communication media. In a book entitled The Gutenburg Galaxy ( 1962 ) the Canadian thinker Marshall McLuhan used the term to reflect the impact of printing and later electronic communication technology on human consciousness and sensory fields. Such technologies abolished the constraint of distance on communication. The term has been extended to describe the Internet and its supposed effects on human...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...global village A term describing the capacity for all the world's people to communicate virtually instantaneously with one another by electronic means; i.e., by radio, television, and the Internet , although the last of these did not exist when the term was coined by the Canadian media scholar and communications theorist Marshall McLuhan ( 1911–80 ). ...

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
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Media studies
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44 words

...global village The notion that communication and transport networks have enabled news and information to spread so rapidly across the planet that its recipients feel more interconnected, as if they were members of the same community. See also cyber-utopianism ; imaginary cosmopolitanism . Compare network society...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... village . The world regarded as a unified community linked by telecommunications. The implication of the term, originally coined by Marshall McLuhan , is that the mass media reduces national distinctions and creates an element of economic and social interdependence, as in a small village, where everything is accessible to everyone. The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. marshall mcluhan : The Gutenberg Galaxy ( 1962 ) See also McLuhanism...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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31 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
Global Village Trucking Company

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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146 words

... Village Trucking Company One of several groups to emerge from London’s alternative scene of the early 70s, the Global Village Trucking Company came to national prominence in 1973. The line-up was fluid, but it was Jon Owen (guitar/vocals), Jimmy Lascelles (keyboards), Mike Medora (harmonica, guitar, vocals), John McKenzie (bass) and Simon Stewart (drums) who featured on the ‘benefit’ release, Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall . Three years later the band was augmented by Peter Kitley (guitar), Jim Cuomo (saxophone), Jeremy Lacalles (percussion)...

global village

global village  

A term popularized by McLuhan, long before the World Wide Web, for a world that has been phenomenally shrunk by communication technologies and transport systems so that news and information spreads ...
Global Village Trucking Company

Global Village Trucking Company  

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One of several groups to emerge from London’s alternative scene of the early 70s, the Global Village Trucking Company came to national prominence in 1973. The line-up was fluid, but ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,951 words
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Oxford University Press

...themes of the end of the eighteenth century was lament over the dispersal of traditional communities into the large networks of local, national, and global movement. In ‘The Deserted Village’ Goldsmith presents the double-sidedness of improvement: ‘The country blooms—a garden and a grave.’ And though his central focus is on the process of becoming a poet, he voices the links between the expansion of a global empire, presented as a frightening terrain of silent bats and dark scorpions, and a transformed locality left behind, where ‘even the bare-worn common...

33 The History of the Book in Poland

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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4,081 words
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Oxford University Press
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...( 500 ) was published by WSiP, a specialist in textbooks, but a further seven firms produced more than 200 titles each. Of the 20,681 book titles appearing in 2003 , just under a quarter were translations. The first decade of the 21 st century has been characterized by common global trends: retail book chains, Internet bookselling, and growth in *electronic publications. Bibliography B. Bieńkowska , Książka na przestrzeni dziejów (2005) — and H. Chamerska , Books in Poland (1990) Encyklopedia wiedzy o książce (1972) J. Sowiński , Polskie drukarstwo ...

visibility

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1. In sexual identity politics, the issue of making non-normative gender identities more public in everyday life and in media content. As distinct from (relative) invisibility. See also Hays Code; ...
cyberbole

cyberbole  

Is an exaggerated claim about the effect of information technology on an organization or society as a whole—such as the suggestion that the computer would lead to the paperless office, or that the ...
access

access  

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1. (accessibility) General availability for use: e.g. the percentage of a given population owning or having access to a communications medium/technology. This was a key issue for Cooley in 1909; ...
globalization

globalization  

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In a general sense, the increasing worldwide integration of economic, cultural, political, religious, and social systems. Economic globalization is the process by which the whole world becomes a ...
time-space compression

time-space compression  

The impact of new systems of transport and communications as experienced by the individual, and especially the emphasis given by modernity to ‘the shock of the new’, immediacy, and simultaneity. The ...
McLuhanism

McLuhanism  

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Media studies
Any concept deriving from, and/or in the style of, Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian academic who enjoyed international cult status as a media guru in the 1960s. He is best known for his provocative ...

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