Tuesday, December 13, 2016

cfp Critical Digital and social media studies; #openaccess book Critical Theory of Communication

There is a call for book proposals for an open access series: deadline 30 January 2017 11pm UK time. Proposals to be sent to A.Lockett@westminster.ac.uk - full info at http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/news "Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new open access book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (in the UK) and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the political economy of digital and social media; digital and informational capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the age of social media; new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and social media; critical studies of advertising and consumer culture online; critical social media research methods; critical digital and social media ethics; working class struggles in the age of social media; the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and social media; the critical analysis of the implications of big data, cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of things, predictive online analytics, the sharing economy, location- based data and mobile media, etc.; the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social media; alternative social media and Internet platforms; the public sphere in the age of digital media; the critical study of the Internet economy; critical perspectives on digital democracy; critical case studies of online prosumption; public service digital and social media; commons-based digital and social media; subjectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social media; digital art and culture in the context of critical theory; environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism and digital consumer culture."
The first volume in the series has been published:
Fuchs, C. (2016) Critical Theory of Communication. New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book1 http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/
Photo by Sheila Webber: Alstromeria, Blackheath Farmers' market, December 2017

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