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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Anne MacLennan

Media & Culture/ Politics & Policy

University   York University
E-Mail Address   amaclenn@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416-736-2100 ext. 33857
Office Location   TEL Building, 3025
Office Hours   TBA


Education

B.A. (McGill); M.A. (McGill); Ph.D .(Concordia)

Biography

Professor MacLennan joined the Communication Studies Program at York University in 2003. She has over fifteen years experience teaching communication studies, media studies, history, methodology and other interdisciplinary topics. Among her current research projects are a book on early Canadian radio programming and her SSHRC funded three-year research project entitled, “Remembering Radio: The Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s”, which will commence in September 2008. Anne MacLennan was a presented with a York University-Wide Teaching Award in 2006. She also researches the impact of media on a variety of interdisciplinary fields including labour, women and social welfare.

Research Interests

Radio; communication and media history; broadcasting; popular culture; oral history; 19th and 20th century Canadian culture and history of communication; 20th century American culture and communication; advertising; consumer society; poverty; social welfare, labour, and methodology.

Selected Publications

“Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37:5 (July/August 2008).
“Linking the Radio Audience from the Past to the Present: Communication of Knowledge through Websites and Electronic Resources,” Social and Human Sciences Research for a Global Civil Society: Research Communication, Public Discourse, and Citizen Engagement. Beaudet, Céline, Pamela Grant-Russell, and Doreen Starke-Meyerring (eds.) Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008
Singh, Parbudyal, Deborah Zinni and Anne F. MacLennan, "Graduate Student Unions in the United States." Journal of Labor Research, 27:1 (Winter 2006): 55-73.
"American network broadcasting, the CBC and Canadian radio stations during the 1930s: A Content Analysis,” Journal of Radio Studies, 12:1 (May 2005): 85-103.
"What do the radio program schedules reveal? Content analysis versus accidental sampling in early Canadian radio history," in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds. Bâtir de nouveaus ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2005: 225-238.

Zinni, Deborah, Parbudyal Singh and Anne MacLennan, "An Exploratory Study of Graduate Student Unions in Canada," Relations Industrielles /Industrial Relations 60: 1 (Winter 2005): 145-175.
Seventy Years of the Red Feather. Montreal: Red Feather Foundation, 1996.

"Charity and Change: Montreal's English Protestant Charity Faces the Crisis of the 1930s," The Urban History Review 16: 1-16.

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan