- ويندهام لويس's America and Cosmic Man (1948) and جيمس جويس's يقظة فينيغان are sometimes credited as the source of the phrase, but neither used the words "Global Village" as it is. According to M. McLuhan's son Eric McLuhan, his father, a Joyce scholar and a close friend of Lewis, likely discussed the concept with Lewis during their association, but there is no evidence that he got the idea or the phrasing from either; McLuhan is generally credited as having coined the term. Source: Eric McLuhan (1996). "The source of the term 'global village'". McLuhan Studies (issue 2). مؤرشف من الأصل في 20 يونيو 2010. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 30 ديسمبر 2008.
- Poll، Ryan (2012). "Afterward: The Global Village". Rutgers University Press: 160. JSTOR j.ctt5hjdkj.13.