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  • 10.10.2019 13:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: October 31, 2019

    The Professional Wresting Studies Association invites submissions for the inaugural issue of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal, an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal.

    We welcome scholarly work from any theoretical and methodological lens that is rigorous, insightful, and expands our audience’s understanding of professional wrestling past or present as a cultural, social, political, and/or economic institution.

    All submissions must be original scholarly work and free of identifying information for blind review. Written articles should be submitted as Word documents and no more than 8,000 words, inclusive of a 200-word abstract and a reference list. MLA citation style is required. Any images that are not original require copyright clearance. Articles will be converted into PDFs for publication, so hyperlinks should be active.

    For multimedia productions and experimental scholarship, please contact editor-in-chief Matt Foy ( to verify length and proper format in which to send the piece.

    The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019 for an April 2020 publication.

    Please email submissions to

  • 10.10.2019 13:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: November 10, 2019


    • Berrin Yanıkkaya (Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design)
    • Angelique Nairn (Auckland University of Technology)


    Women’s agency and its lack in the political realm has been a central theme of feminist scholarship. The interplay between economic, political, social and cultural forces on the one hand, and women’s individual and collective struggles on the other, centers upon the problem of agency.

    The construction of agency necessarily requires the articulation of voice. For women involved in long standing social justice struggles, speaking in their own voices is a primary political objective. In this context, voice has a wider thematic scope than is the case in daily language. Exercising a voice entails the advancements of autonomy and freedom through political action.

    Having and exercising a voice is also closely tied to the idea of visibility and therefore representation. Male domination restricts voice and restricts visibility. Essentially, women were conceptualized as the other, and the experiences of women framed from a masculine lens. Therefore, further research and scholarly discussion is needed to explore voice and its accompanying visibility in and across both public and private spheres. This means in politics, media, the arts, health, education, private realms and so on. In examining women being able to voice their perspectives in today’s societies, the following questions still seem relevant:

    • How is it possible for women to have their own voice?
    • Are there any differences between individual and collective voices?
    • How are women’s voices interpreted within politics, culture, economics and media in today’s societies?
    • What are the impacts of changing social dynamics on a new way of owning one’s own voice?
    • Can the new digital mediascape offer women new platforms to raise their voice and become more visible?
    • Is it enough just to have a voice if no one is hearing your voice?
    • What are the strategies women can deploy to overcome what Couldry (2010) calls ‘the contemporary crisis of voice in neoliberal times’?
    • How do women from different classes, ethnicities, races and ages respond to the challenges of being silenced in different geographies where there are uneven opportunities to access the channels to raise their voices and make patriarchal-capitalist societies listen?
    • How do women resist the dominant neoliberal discourse that structurally ‘ignores’ their voices?
    • What are the entrenched conditions that prevent women from claiming their own voice?
    • What language do women need speak to be able to be heard?
    • Is it possible for women to have agency when it is detached from the voice?

    The intention of this volume is to consider, reflect on, advance and ultimately give voice to the field of women’s studies. To bring together scholars from across the globe to offer a plethora of voices on issues impacting women and their agency within society.


    The purpose of this book is to examine the concept of ‘voice’ in its relation to the construction of agency for women. This publication shall include both theoretical debates over the relationship between voice and agency, and practical examples from around the world that explore how women own their own ‘voice’ in politics, culture, media and the economy.

    Although new and emerging technologies are leading to new ways of becoming visible and heard by larger groups of people across the world, the access to such tools continues to be problematic. Therefore such a text becomes a means of ensuring that important matters related with ‘voice’ continue to take place, particularly to the benefit of women’s empowerment. To this end, showcasing individual and collective approaches by women in claiming and reclaiming their own voices is crucial to understanding the concept of agency. Chapters proposed for this edited volume need to provide theoretical insights into the study of women’s agency as much as real-life examples and experiences of women owning their voices throughout history, especially in neoliberal times and the digital age.

    Target Audience

    The target audience of this book will consist of undergrad and postgrad students, scholars, women’s rights advocates, non-profit organizations for women, policy makers, higher education institutions, political and economic decision making bodies.

    Recommended Topics

    Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Voice as a constituent element of agency
    • Voice as a marker of self-worth and identity
    • Voice in public and private domains
    • Women’s agency in politics
    • Silencing practices and the ways to overcome them
    • New opportunities for voicing women’s issues in the digital age
    • Individual and collectives voices
    • Social change and speaking up to power
    • Voice’s impact on visibility
    • Different experiences of women owning their voice across the world
    • Class, race, ethnicity, age, geography in relation to voice
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion in academia
    • Women’s voices in culture and art
    • Women’s voices and/in media
    • Conversation, gender and uneven distribution of power
    • Voice as an economic instrument
    • Voices of activists
    • Public speech, private conversation

    Submission Procedure

    Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 10, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 24, 2019about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 23, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

    Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Women, Voice, and Agency. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

    All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


    This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

    Important Dates

    • 1st proposal submission deadline: November 10, 2019
    • Notification of Acceptance: November 24, 2019
    • Full chapter submission: January 23, 2020
    • Review results due to editor: February 22, 2020
    • Review results due to authors: March 7, 2020
    • Revisions due from authors: April 4, 2020
    • Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors: April 18, 2020
    • All final accepted materials due from authors: May 2, 2020



    Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Library and Information Science; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering

    Berrin Yanıkkaya, PhD, Professor of Communication Studies, Faculty of Communication, Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Kyrenia, North Cyprus

    Angelique Nairn, PhD. Senior Lecturer , School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Auckland, New Zealand

  • 10.10.2019 13:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 19, 2020

    Brisbane (Australia)

    We are issuing a call for expressions of interests in attending a small workshop on 19th May 2020 in Brisbane Australia.

    This small, invitation only workshop will bring together leading scholars, PhD students and early career researchers conducting research on digital campaigning and elections. We invite expressions of interest in presenting a research papers exploring questions such as: what forms of digital campaigning are occurring? How are elections being changed by digital technology? How should societies react to the rise of digital technology in democratic politics?

    This workshop is being organised ahead of the ICA conference on the Gold Coast, hence scholars attending that conference may be particularly interested in attending.

    If you want to be considered as a potential participant, then please email a paper abstract and title to along with a short explanation of your interests in this area.

  • 10.10.2019 13:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Simone Knox, Kai Schwind

    This book offers a long overdue, extensive study of one of the most beloved television shows: Friends. Why has this sitcom become the seminal success that it is? And how does it continue to engage viewers around the world a quarter century after its first broadcast? Featuring original interviews with key creative personnel (including co-creator Marta Kauffman and executive producer Kevin S. Bright), the book provides answers by identifying a strategy of intimacy that informs Friends’ use of humour, performance, style and set design.

    The authors provide fascinating analyses of some of the most well-remembered scenes—the one where Ross can’t get his leather pants back on, and Ross and Rachel’s break-up, to name just a couple—and reflect on how and why A-list guest performances sometimes fell short of the standards set by the ensemble cast. Also considered are the iconic look of Monica’s apartment as well as the programme’s much discussed politics of representation and the critical backlash it has received in recent years. An exploration of Joey, the infamous spin-off, and several attempts to adapt Friends’ successful formula across the globe, round out the discussion, with insights into mistranslated jokes and much more.

    For students, scholars, creative industry practitioners and fans alike, this is a compelling read that lets us glimpse behind the scenes of what has become a cultural phenomenon and semi-permanent fixture in many of our homes.

  • 10.10.2019 13:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Nottingham Ningbo China

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    The School of International Communications at theUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites applications for our inaugural Visiting Scholars programme. This position includes visa, transportation, accommodation, and a research stipend, and will be held for 2-3 months during the Spring/Summer term (between February 17th and July 15th, 2020, at the applicant’s discretion). The aim of this award is to foster research collaboration with members of staff in the School. During the residency, the scholar will undertake their research and collaborate with one or more members of IC staff on a research project (proposed by the Visiting Scholar) that will result in a publication or a grant application. They will also deliver one lecture for our School’s UG and PG students and will give one presentation to the wider University on their research as part of our Invited Speakers programme. There are no further teaching or administrative responsibilities.

    The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. This award-winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of 8,000 in just 15 years. The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus. More information about the School of International Communications and its members can be found here:

    Scholars should be well-established in their field, with expertise relevant to IC, which includes media and communication studies, cultural studies, film and television studies, game studies, etc. (see: The award is competitive, and will be based on the proposed research proposal and the applicant’s CV.

    To apply, please include the following in an email addressed to Corey Schultz at

    • Covering letter (please include the proposed length of residency (maximum 3 months) and suggested dates).
    • Research proposal detailing your proposed research project(s), output, and the member(s) of staff that you would be interested in collaborating with. [maximum of 500 words]
    • CV
    • Email addresses of two referees

    The call closes on Friday, November 15th at noon (Beijing Standard Time). The Visiting Scholar committee will meet the following week, and decisions will be made by Friday, November 29th.

    For further questions about the programme, please contact Corey. For questions about the research undertaken by members of staff, please consult the staff webpages or contact members directly.

  • 10.10.2019 13:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Deadline: November 31, 2019

    The Department of Language and Communication Studies at University of Jyväskylä, Finland, invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor in Communication starting August 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The Associate Professor is expected to have strong research merits and methodological competence in the research area of organizational communication and social interaction, as well as insight of developing research and teaching, especially from the perspective of changing work life and new technologies. Solid experience in organizational communication, communication and well-being as well as communication in teams and networks is regarded as a merit. Strong international research profile is emphasized and success in acquiring external research funding will also be considered an asset.

    The position is filled as a fixed-term associate professorship of five years (tenure track), see the tenure track model for professorship. When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term associate professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for a professorship filled through an invitation procedure. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract. The evaluation procedure follows the same practices used in the expert evaluation procedure for filling a professorship.

    The annual salary range will be approximately 52.200 – 64.200 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

    A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

    For more information, please contact Professor Anu Sivunen, e-mail:, tel. +358 40 735 4279 or Head of the Department, Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail:, tel. +358 40 805 3206.

    The full job advertisement and the application form can be found here:

    The appointment procedure provides more detailed information on the duties and qualification requirements. The qualification requirements should be met by the closing of the application time.

    To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

    The closing date for the applications is Saturday, November 31st 2019.

  • 03.10.2019 14:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Communication, North Carolina State University

    The Department of Communication at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Making and Media Production.

    We seek a scholar who is both able to engage critically with media technologies and practices and also build, make, and produce new forms of media. This scholar will bridge multiple approaches to media, including media theory, production, and critical making. The successful candidate will have expertise in areas such as mobile and social media, locative media, games, physical computing, audiovisual production, or media arts. Key to this position is the interaction between the production of media technologies and the theoretical understanding of their social, cultural, political, and economic implications. We are particularly interested in candidates who will produce scholarship and contribute pedagogical expertise that integrates creative skills with theoretical understandings of the changing mechanisms of production, circulation, and uses of media. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity and diversity in their teaching and research.

    Candidates should be prepared to teach in the Media curriculum of the Department’s B.A. in Communication and to teach and mentor graduate students in the M.S. in Communication and the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field in the humanities or social sciences.

    Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals at NC State. We welcome applications from all persons without regard to sexual orientation. In its commitment to diversity and equity, NC State seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

    With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and globally recognized for its strength in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with 600-700 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The CRDM program enjoys a growing national and international reputation as a destination for interdisciplinary digital media studies. Faculty and graduate students are actively engaged in research collaborations with colleagues in multiple departments across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University as a whole. Key interdisciplinary programs and groups include the Circuit Research Studio, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, the Mobile Gaming Research Lab, and the NC State Libraries Makerspaces. Faculty and students have access to cutting-edge simulation studios, maker spaces, and gaming research facilities at the University’s award-winning James B. Hunt Library.

    The position will begin on July 1st, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three references, two samples of relevant scholarly publications, and a portfolio. To apply, go to

    Review of applications will begin*November 15, 2019,*and will continue until the position is filled.

    For additional information regarding this position please contact the

    Search Committee Chair:

    Adriana de Souza e Silva, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Communication

    NC State University

  • 03.10.2019 12:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: October 15, 2019

    Among the many changes introduced by new media technologies to news practices, the growing utilization of User Generated Content (UGC) is one of the most challenging. Members of the public are capturing dramatic events around the world and then sharing them, not only on social media platforms, but with professional news media organizations which are eagerly incorporating posts, tweets and images into professionally produced news stories. The presence of amateur content in news discourses is a growing phenomenon that is reshaping the profession of journalism, news coverage and public expectations.

    The issues raised by these practices often involve tensions between labour precarity and professionalism, entertainment and evidence, centralized and decentralized management of news rooms, traditional and emerging forms of social media news narratives, truth and immediacy. We are calling for papers from academic researchers and journalists that address this important and timely subject. Questions the collection will address include:

    1. How is the use of UGC reorganizing professional practices?

    • User generated content and professionalism in news rooms
    • Role and significance of verification in news production
    • The problems of fake news when working with UGC
    • The growing shift of UGC onto private networks: threats and opportunities
    • The challenge and opportunities of new technologies for professional news rooms

    2. How is UGC transforming labour practices among journalists and the structural organization of news media?

    • Changing labour practices in the newsroom
    • Changing structures, staffing and organization of news desks
    • Organizational changes and emerging business models
    • Emerging forms of produsers and precarious labour
    • Professional labour vis-à-vis labour of love

    3. How is UGC influencing the construction of meaning in news coverage?

    • The impact of user produced content on the form and aesthetic of visual news
    • Role of contextualization in UGC verification services
    • The influence of non-professional producers on news narratives, framing and agendas

    4. What are emerging themes and tensions in non-professional practices of production?

    • Emerging motivations for creating UGC news content
    • Emerging practices and conventions for UGC production
    • Precarity and risk in UGC production

    5. What are the theoretical, methodological and historical considerations helping to understand and explain the growing use of UGC in professional news coverage?

    Deadline: Abstracts (300-500 words) should be emailed to the editors by

    Oct 15, 2019 clearly identified by “UGC Chapter Abstract” in the subject line. Email:

    Please contact the editors (at the same email address) if you have any questions.

    About the Editors:

    Dr. Michael Lithgow is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. His research focuses broadly on citizen engagement in public cultures. His most current research explores expanded approaches to community digital & network literacies encompassing design, creation and operation of telecommunications infrastructure. He is part of a research group investigating changing practices in professional news rooms in response to the growing use of user-generated content (UGC) in news production.

    Prof. Michele Martin

    Dr Michèle Martin is Professor Emerita at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Her research focuses on the history of illustrated news, feminist studies, and sociology of labour in the media. She has published several books - among them Hello Central? (nominated for the Harold Innis Prize), which has been translated into several languages, Communication and Mass Media and Images at War (attributed the Canadian Communication Association prize) - and numerous articles and book chapters. She is currently part of a research group investigating changing practices in professional news rooms in response to the growing use of user-generated content in news production. She has also been invited as a visiting professor at Oxford University, The London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris, American University in Istanbul among others. 

  • 03.10.2019 12:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 25-27, 2020

    Maynooth University, Dublin

    Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2019

    Letters of acceptance/rejection, 8 January 2020

    The HoMER Network invites submissions for 20-minute papers, as well as designated roundtables, panels, and workshops to be presented at the 2020 conference, which will take place at Maynooth University on 25-27 May 2020.

    At HoMER 2019 in Nassau, the conference explored ways of developing a more theoretical and methodological grounding for New Cinema History research. Since emerging as a vibrant field of research in the early 2000s, New Cinema History has sought to distinguish itself from Film History by ‘shift[ing] its focus away from the content of films’, in order to examine cinema as a ‘site of social and cultural exchange’ (Maltby 2011: 3). However, in recent years there have been calls to reconsider the significance of the film itself within New Cinema History research. For the Homer 2020 conference INTEGRATING TRADITIONS, we would like to continue answering that call: as cinema historians, we have traditionally drawn on frameworks and methodologies found in fields such as Social Geography, Economics, and Psychology, but how do we integrate these approaches with those of Film History and Film Studies more broadly? Furthermore, in order to become ‘methodologically more mature’ as a discipline, we must also reflect on how we approach comparative research as an essential part of our studies (Biltereyst and Meers 2016: 25). Several empirical research projects have already used these methods within New Cinema History, comparing the cinema-going experience across cultural and geographical contexts; however, still lacking is the integration of productive methodologies from Film Studies.

    The aim of HoMER 2020 is to investigate how the traditional approaches of Film Studies – as well as those disciplines that have shaped NCH to date – can be productively integrated.

    Possible topics and questions to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to):

    • Film as text. What is the film’s appeal to audiences? When we investigate cinema’s popularity, how do we relate the film’s content to its performance at the box-office? The relationship between cinema memories, film text and social and geographical spaces.
    • Genre and stardom and their relationship with programming and audiences. How can genre theory enhance our understanding of film reception and programming practices in specific cinemas?
    • The changing role of gender, however defined, in distribution, exhibition and reception.
    • Underexplored interdisciplinary possibilities or new historiographical paths. Are there potential connections with leisure or urban studies, for example? Can we use film as a source for investigating a historical period? Can we further engage approaches to the history of everyday life in our research?
    • The novelty in New Cinema History. In what does its (continuing) novelty Iie? What are its methodologies and conceptual frameworks?
    • Presentations are welcome to critically explore the conference theme of INTEGRATING TRADITIONS through the interdisciplinary lens of academic Film and Cinema Studies.

    Since it was first established in 2004, the HoMER network has been instrumental in bringing together researchers working in the New Cinema History tradition and providing opportunities to share knowledge and exchange ideas. In keeping with this, the 2019 HoMER conference featured a series of discussion sessions on specific topics. In light of the positive feedback on these sessions, HoMER 2020 will also feature discussion sessions on each day of the conference. During these sessions, participants will be able to debate research questions and methodologies, with the aim of sharing practices of their research, as well as advancing and developing new ideas in NCH approaches. Last year the three themes were: The geography of cinema; Cinema memories and the archives; Defining contemporary cinema.

    Suggestions for new themes to discuss in HoMER 2020 are welcome.

    The format will follow the successful one used last year: presentations of key areas (10 min) to the HoMER participants, followed by small group discussion (1 hour) on the key areas, and a final plenary discussion (20 min). Possible key areas to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to): Cinema and Memory; the Economics and Business of Film; Programming and Film Popularity; Paratextual Analysis; the Digital Challenge; Distribution of Films; Impact of Research to Non-academic Audiences; Publishing New Cinema History Research: Traditional Approaches and the Alternatives.

    Abstracts of 250 to 300 words, plus 3 or 4 bibliographic entries, and a 50-word academic biography can be submitted via the HoMER 2020 Abstract Submission Form:

    For any queries regarding submission, please contact conference co-ordinators, Clara Pafort-Overduin ( and Daniela Treveri Gennari (

    Programming Committee:

    • Clara Pafort Overduin
    • Daniela Treveri Gennari
    • Sarah Culhane
    • Denis Condon
    • Maya Nedyalkova
    • Åsa Jernudd
    • Karina Aveyard
    • Sam Manning
    • Kata Szita
    • Silvia Dibeltulo
  • 03.10.2019 12:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Open access peer-review edited volume

    Deadline: October 10, 2019

    Publisher: University of Westminster Press

    Series: Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies

    Editor: Pieter Verdegem (University of Westminster)

    This collection of contributions brings together critical debates about Artificial Intelligence (AI) to interrogate how we should understand what constitutes AI, its impact and challenges. If we want to make sure that AI-powered applications and solutions will benefit society at large and mitigate AI’s potential negative consequences, we need to overcome the widespread dichotomic (utopian/dystopian) thinking about AI. By offering different perspectives and engaging in critical conversations on the potential and impact of AI, this collection aims to invite all stakeholders involved to contribute to a more nuanced vision of how to make sure AI will deliver benefits for everyone, if at all possible (and what is needed to facilitate change).

    What makes this collection timely and necessary:

    • Urgency – technologies are changing so quickly and becoming embedded with little public scrutiny
    • Public debate is polarised – critical perspectives must offer a necessary nuance to address then answer fundamental questions about power
    • Critical – we are facing a new era of technological determinism and governments and business actors are seeking technological solutions without interrogating the consequences. The assumption is that AI is inevitable, everywhere. We have not even started asking the right questions
    • Interdisciplinary – approach
    • Debate – interaction between different stakeholders (scholars, government, industry, civil society and activists)


    This collection asks fundamental and critical questions, such as:

    • What is AI, and what is it not?
    • What is good AI and for whom?
    • How is AI developed, by whom and on what data has it been trained?
    • Who owns the AI infrastructure, algorithms and datasets?
    • Who has the power to classify and who is involved?
    • Who benefits from AI? Who does not?
    • Who is excluded and what are the consequences?
    • How should we decide where AI can be beneficial, and where harmful?

    Contributions include but are not limited to topics, such as:

    • Conceptualising AI: AI and bullshit
    • Power, Inequality and the Political Economy of AI
    • AI, Work and Automation
    • Resistance and Activism
    • Ethical frameworks for AI
    • What AI should not do

    Format: This edited volume will be a combination of invited contributions and chapters from this open call for contributions.


    • October 10, 2019: Deadline for abstracts (max. 500 words)
    • October 30, 2019: Editor’s response to abstracts
    • March 31, 2020: Deadline for full chapters (6,000-8,000 words)
    • July 10, 2020: Deadline for revised chapters
    • March 2021: Publication of the edited volume (open access)

    All material and the book itself will be published open access in print and digital versions subject to peer review with no author fees.


    Please send abstracts of no longer than 500 words to Pieter Verdegem ( by 10 October 2019.


    Series Editor: Christian Fuchs

    The open-access peer-reviewed book series edited by Christian Fuchs publishes books that critically study the role of the internet and digital and social media in society. Titles analyse how power structures, digital capitalism, ideology and social struggles shape and are shaped by digital and social media. They use and develop critical theory discussing the political relevance and implications of studied topics. The series is a theoretical forum for internet and social media research for books using methods and theories that challenge digital positivism; it also seeks to explore digital media ethics grounded in critical social theories and philosophy.

    Editorial Board: Thomas Allmer, Mark Andrejevic, Miriyam Aouragh, Charles Brown, Eran Fisher, Peter Goodwin, Jonathan Hardy, Kylie Jarrett, Anastasia Kavada, Maria Michalis, Stefania Milan, Vincent Mosco, Jack Qiu, Jernej Amon Prodnik, Marisol Sandoval, Sebastian Sevignani, Pieter Verdegem




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