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[liberationtech] Book launch: Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at uti.at
Thu Oct 6 00:14:19 PDT 2016


Book launch: Critical Theory of Communication
Wed 12 October 2016, 18:30
Fyvie Hall
309 Regent St
London W1B 2HW

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/events/book-launch-critical-theory-of-communication

Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-critical-theory-of-communication-tickets-27680660601

University of Westminster Press and Westminster Institute for Advanced 
Studies are pleased to mark the first publication of UWP, Critical 
Theory of Communication, by Christian Fuchs. It is the first book in a 
new book series entitled Critical Digital and Social Media Studies.

Christian Fuchs will be giving an introduction to his new book that 
revisits writings of Frankfurt School authors in the age of the 
Internet. He argues that today we need to transcend Habermas' 
communication theory by establishing a dialectical and 
cultural-materialist critical theory of communication. The approach he 
takes starts from Georg Lukács' "Ontology of Social Being" and draws on 
works by Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse and Axel Honneth. It sets 
these approaches into a dialogue with Raymond Williams’ cultural 
materialism, outlining why such analysis is so vital for understanding a 
world dominated by the likes of Facebook,Google, Amazon and other 
corporate technology multinationals.
Programme

Introduction
by University of Westminster Provost Professor Graham Megson

Setting up a university press in the digital age
by Andrew Lockett, Press Manager, University of Westminster Press

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, 
Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet
talk by Prof Christian Fuchs, Director of Westminster Institute for 
Advanced Studies and the Communication and Media Research Institute




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