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[liberationtech] Call for Open Access Book Proposals: Critical Digital and Social Media Studies (Univ of Westminster Press)

Christian Fuchs christian.fuchs at
Thu Jan 26 06:02:22 PST 2017


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 30 January 2017 23:00 BST

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

For full details and proposal guidelines see;

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new 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.


After the publication of the first title in the series we invite 
submission of book proposals (adhering to the guidelines set out below) 
accompanied by one full chapter for books in the range of 35,000-80,000 
words. The books in the series are published online in an open access 
format available online without payment using a Creative Commons licence 
(CC-BY-NC-ND) and simultaneously as affordable paperbacks.

We are able to publish a number of books in the call without any book 
processing charges thanks to generous support by the University of 
Westminster Library that covers these fees. Potential authors are 
welcome to contact the series editor outside of the initial time frame 
of this call for book proposals but should note that priority for 
funding support for suitable projects will be given to those proposals 
meeting the deadline.

We welcome submissions of a book outline proposal with (exactly one) 
sample chapter but only accept suggestions for books written in English.

Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the 
political economy of digital and social media; Brexit and digital media; 
authoritarianism and digital media; the EU and digital media; digital 
and informational capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the 
age of digital/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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