For a broad and deep introduction to the field of media ecology, see Dennis D. Cali, Mapping Media Ecology: Introduction to the Field
, Peter Lang, New York, 2017.
McLuhan fans may enjoy a book that he co-authored with his son:
Marshall McLuhan and Eric McLuhan, Laws of Media: The New Science, University of Toronto Press, 1988.
A particularly scholarly treatment of the history of communication technology (in the tradition of Walter Ong) is Ronald J. Deibert, Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication in World Order Transformation, University of Columbia Press, New York, 1997.
Corey Anton, “‘Heating Up' and 'Cooling Down': Re-appraising McLuhan's Hot–Cool Distinction,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 13, 2014, pp. 343-348.
Dennis D. Cali, “The sacramental view of Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong and James Carey,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 16, 2017, pp. 139-156.
Curry Chandler, “Marshall Arts: An Inventory of Common Criticisms of McLuhan’s Media Studies,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 10, 2012, pp. 279-293.
Eric Jenkins and Peter Zhang, “Deleuze the Media Ecologist? Extensions of and Advances on McLuhan,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 15, 2016, pp. 55-72.
John Durham Peters, “‘You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong’: On Technological Determinism,” Representations, Vol. 140, 2017, pp. 10-26.
Jonathan Sterne, “Media Analysis Beyond Content,” Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 13, 2014, pp. 100-103.
Laureano Ralón, “From Global Village to Global Theater: The Late McLuhan as a Philosopher of Difference, Sense, and Multiplicities,” Review of Communication, Vol. 17, 2017, pp. 303-319.
Lance Strate, “Understanding the Message of Understanding Media,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, Vol. 25, 2017, pp. 244-254.
Martin Hirst, “One Tweet Does Not a Revolution Make: Technological Determinism, Media and Social Change,” Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, Vol. 6, 2012, pp. 1-11.
Daniel R. McCarthy, “Technology and ‘the International’ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Determinism,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 41, 2013, pp. 470-490.
Eric McLuhan and Peter Zhang, “Media Ecology in a Jazz Mode,” China Media Research, Vol. 13, 2017, pp. 57-69.
Eric McLuhan and Peter Zhang, “Media Ecology: Illuminations,” Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 38, 2013, pp. 459-475.
Michael Plugh, “Global Village: Globalization Through a Media Ecology Lens,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 13, 2014, pp. 219-235.
For other work by Neil Postman, see his provocative tirade Amusing Ourselves to Death (New York: Penguin, 1986), which seeks to expose the strong entertainment bias inherent in the technology of television.
Charles Scott Rader, Roger Brooksbank, Zahed Subhan, Clinton D. Lanier, Jr., Daniel J. Flint, and Nadia Vorontsova, “Toward a Theory of Adoption of Mobile Technology Devices: An Ecological Shift in Life-Worlds,” Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, Vol. 20, 2016, pp. 38-61.
Ellen Rose, “As Much Through Manner as Through Matter: The 'Postmanist' Approach to Social Research,” Explorations in Media Ecology, Vol. 13, 2014, pp. 37-47.
Niall P. Stephens, “Toward a More Substantive Media Ecology: Postman’s Metaphor Versus Posthuman Futures,” International Journal of Communication, Vol. 8, 2014, pp. 2027-2045.