Maps and territories

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Date
1958
Summary
Discusses the power and limitations of symbols, especially words. Describes the significance of the communications network in which humans live. Defines words as "maps" giving directions to "territories" of human experience. Stresses the point that words can be manipulated independently of the experiences they represent. Explains other pitfalls of communication related to word usage.
Contributors
Dr. S.I. Hayakawa; Dave Parker; Tom Borden; Marget Larsen; Ralph Chesse
Publisher
National Educational Television
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Signs and symbols; Communication; Language
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States

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