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  1. Time-Binding Communication: Transmission and Decadence of Tradition.Jonathan M. Smith - 2007 - Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (1):107 – 119.
    This article sketches a theory of time-binding communication, which is to say communication that unifies widely separated times much as space-binding communication unifies widely separated places. Drawing from the work of Harold Innis, it first describes the function and character of time-binding communication as a means to social continuity. Then, following Alasdair MacIntyre and Michael Oakshott, it explains the nature and necessary circumstances of this sort of time-binding communication, or tradition. It discusses the character, consequences, and causes of decadence - (...)
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