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[liberationtech] New Call for Open Access Book Proposals: Critical Digital and Social Media Studies

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at uti.at
Mon Dec 5 11:23:49 PST 2016


NEW CALL FOR OPEN ACCESS BOOK PROPOSALS: CRITICAL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL 
MEDIA STUDIES

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 and published by the University of 
Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that 
fall into the scope of the series.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 30 January 2017 23:00 BST

by e-mail to Andrew Lockett (University of Westminster Press Manager), 
A.Lockett at westminster.ac.uk.

For full details and proposal guidelines see; 
http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/news

CALL DETAILS

The Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Series is published by the 
University of Westminster Press (http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk). 
The first volume in the series - Christian Fuchs: Critical Theory of 
Communication - has just been published and is available as gratis open 
access book and as affordable paperback:

http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/detail/1/critical-theory-of-communication/

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.



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