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Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication, Volumes 1 to 8*
Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication, Volumes 1 through 8 will be available again after 60 years of being out-of-print!
The re-publication will be formally announced at the Toronto School of
Communication Conference, October 13, 2016 at the University of Toronto (seethe conference posting, the third post below). If copies are available for display, they will be displayed at the conference. If not yet ready, the new editions will be available in a matter of weeks. The publication will be announced on this blog and on social media as soon as the volumes appear.*
Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication, principally edited by Edmund (Ted) Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan, was the first postwar journal to engage directly with the new “grammars” of the mid-century new media of communication. Launched in Toronto in 1953, at the very moment that television made its national d?but in Canada, Explorations presented amosaic of approaches to contemporary media culture and became the texts in which McLuhan and Carpenter first formulated their most striking insights about new media in the electric age. The extraordinary breadth of contributions toExplorations from leading thinkers across the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences makes this journal a founding publication in the now burgeoning field of media studies. Originally funded by a Ford Foundation grant, the eight co-edited issues of Explorations were issued from 1953 to 1957.*
For more information about the original Explorations journal, see the following articles: