Toronto Studies in Semiotics and Communication


Semiotics is an interpretative science that provides powerful analytical tools for the study of our perception of reality. In recognition of semiotics' interdisciplinary nature, this series publishes original work that promotes interaction between research and theory in semiotics, the communication sciences, and the cognitive sciences.
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The Primacy of Semiosis: An Ontology of Relations
The Primacy of Semiosis: An Ontology of Relations
By Paul Bains

The Primacy of Semiosis provides a semiotic that subverts the opposition between realism and idealism; one in which what have been called 'nature' and 'culture' interpenetrate in an expanding collective of human and non-human.

Published Jan 2014
Cybersemiotics: Why Information Is Not Enough
Cybersemiotics: Why Information Is Not Enough
By Soren Brier

Cybersemiotics not only builds a bridge between science and culture, it provides a framework that encompasses them both.

Published Aug 2013
Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW
Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW
By Gary Genosko

Providing a dynamic, forward-looking reorientation towards a new universe of reference, Remodelling Communication makes a significant, productive contribution to communication theory.

Published May 2013
Encyclopedia of Media and Communication
Encyclopedia of Media and Communication
Edited by Marcel Danesi

The most coherent treatment yet of these fields, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication promises to be the standard reference text for the next generation of media and communication students and scholars.

Published Apr 2013
Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
By John Deely

The first full-scale demonstration of the centrality of the theory of signs to the history of philosophy and a new vantage point from which to review and reinterpret the development of intellectual culture at the threshold of globalization.

Published Oct 2011
Power of Scandal: Semiotic and Pragmatic in Mass Media
Power of Scandal: Semiotic and Pragmatic in Mass Media
By Johannes Ehrat

By examining the parallel worlds of media and public opinion, Power of Scandal uses an alternative heuristic for understanding mass communication that is both rigorous and sophisticated.

Published Mar 2011
Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations: Traversing Chinese and Western Theories of the Sign
Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations: Traversing Chinese and Western Theories of the Sign

by Ersu Ding

The first major work in Sino-Western comparative semiotics, Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations is a trans-disciplinary and intercultural effort that makes intellectual connections not only across diverse academic fields but also between Chinese and Western theories of the sign.

Published Nov 2010
On the Comic and Laughter
On the Comic and Laughter
Vladimir Propp
Edited and translated by Jean-Patrick Debbèche and Paul Perron

The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner.

Published Nov 2009
The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture
The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture
Robert K. Logan

In The Extended Mind, Robert K. Logan examines the origin, emergence, and co-evolution of language, the human mind, and culture.

Published Jun 2008
The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice
The Quest for Meaning: A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice
By Marcel Danesi

The Quest for Meaning is designed as a guide to basic semiotic theory and practice, discussing and illustrating the main trends, ideas, and figures of semiotics.

Published Jun 2007