Innis, Harold

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Political Economy (1920-1952)


Political Economy (communications theory and economic history)

Developed the Staples thesis and space-bias

Former President of the American Economic Association
BA (McMaster), MA (McM) (1918), PhD (Chicago) (1920)
President, RSC, 1946

Acland, Charles R. and William J. Buxton, ed. Harold Innis in the new century: reflections and refractions. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999

Creighton, Donald. Harold Adams Innis: portrait of a scholar. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1957

Gauvreau, Michael. ‘Baptist religion and the social science of Harold Innis,’ Canadian Historical Review, 76, 2 (June 1995) 163-204

Heyer, Paul. Harold Innis. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003

Massolin, Philip A. ‘Academic modernization and the doctrine of higher learning: the university question in the later scholarship of Harold Innis,’ Canadian Journal of Communication, 23, 1 (1998) 45-64

Stamps, Judith. Unthinking modernity: Innis, McLuhan, and the Frankfurt School. Montreal: Mc-Gill-Queen’s University Press, 1995

Starkman, Mel. ‘Harold Adams Innis, 1894-1952’. Catalogue for exhibition in Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1977. Typed copy, 10 p.

Watson, Alexander John. Marginal man: the dark vision of Harold Innis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006

Watson, Alexander John. ‘Harold Innis and classical scholarship,’ Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’Etudes Canadiennes, 12, 5 (Winter 1977) 45-61