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The Entire Back Catalog of the Journal "Communication" Now Available for Free Download from the IGS Store

16 Jan 2018 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc., has recently given permission to the Institute of General Semantics to distribute PDF scans of the entire back catalog of its journal Communication. All fifteen issues are now available for free download from the IGS Store.

Published from 1974 to 1983, editor Lee Thayer -- recipient of the 2017 J. Talbot Winchell Award for exceptional service to the field of general semantics -- described the biannual periodical as:

[…] devoted to new conceptual, theoretical and philosophical approaches to the role and consequences of communication in human affairs. The relevance, timeliness and topicality of this publication make it invaluable if you are interested in studying man through communication or concerned with communication generally from a professional or academic point of view. Each issue will be devoted to a specific topic.

The original editorial board for Communication featured an impressive lineup of individuals, many of whom influenced the field of general semantics. The editorial board as described in the first issue included the following individuals, helmed under the editorship of Lee Thayer:

John G. Bennett, England
Herbert Blumer, U.S.A.
Daniel J. Boorstin, U.S.A.
Kenneth E. Boulding, U.S.A.
Kenneth Burke, U.S.A.
S. N. Eisenstadt, Israel
Georges Friedmann, France
George Gerbner, U.S.A.
Gyorgy Kepes, U.S.A.
Harold D. Lasswell, U.S.A.
Claude Lévi-Strauss, France
Marshall McLuhan, Canada
Floyd W. Matson, U.S.A.
Igor Mel'čuk, U.S.S.R.
F. S. C. Northrop, U.S.A.
Walter J. Ong, U.S.A.
lthiel de Sola Pool, U.S.A.
Karl H. Pribram, U.S.A.
Anatol Rapoport, Canada
David Riesman, U.S.A.
Jurgen Ruesch, U.S.A.
Wilbur Schramm, U.S.A.
Thomas A. Sebeok, U.S.A.
Harley C. Shands, U.S.A.
Geoffrey Vickers, England

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