[Humanist] 30.525 pubs: critical theory of communication; Internet histories

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Sat Nov 26 08:54:47 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 525.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Neils Brügger <nb at cc.au.dk>                              (37)
        Subject: CFP, Internet Histories

  [2]   From:    Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>                  (40)
        Subject: New open access book: C. Fuchs - Critical Theory of

        Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:04:21 +0000
        From: Neils Brügger <nb at cc.au.dk>
        Subject: CFP, Internet Histories

Call for papers for the third issue of the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society.

After an inaugural double issue that will be published in June 2017, the third Issue of Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society is planned for mid-August 2017. If you wish to have an article considered for inclusion in this issue, please submit before the beginning of February 2017.

You can find the aims and scope of the journal, the suggested topics and the process for submitting you paper at http://tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation.

We are looking forward to reading you.

Niels Brügger, Megan Sapnar Ankerson, Gerard Goggin and Valérie Schafer

NEW JOURNAL: Internet Histories—Digital Technology, Culture and Society, http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/ah/internet-histories


Digital Humanities. In K.B. Jensen, R.T. Craig, J. Pooley, E. Rothenbuhler (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (vol. 1, pp. 548-556). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell/The International Communication Association (ICA), 2016

Digital Humanities in the 21st Century: Digital Material as a Driving Force, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 10(3), 2016
Read article: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/3/000256/000256.html

The Web’s first 25 years (guest editor and Introduction), New Media & Society, 18(7), 2016
Read more: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/18/7

Humanities, Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Internet Studies: An Inaugural Lecture. The Centre for Internet Studies’ Monograph Series, 16, Aarhus 2015, 15 p.
Download publication: http://cfi.au.dk/news/article/artikel/inaugural-lecture-listen-here/

A brief history of Facebook as a media text: The development of an empty structure, First Monday, 20(5), 2015
Read more: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5423

NIELS BRÜGGER, Professor (MSO, with special responsibilities), PhD
Head of the Centre for Internet Studies, and of NetLab
School of Communication and Culture
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14, building 5347, room 236
8200 Aarhus N

Phone (switchboard)    +45 8715 0000
Phone (direct)               +45 8716 1971
Phone (mobile)             +45 2945 3231
E-mail                            nb at cc.au.dk<mailto:nb at dac.au.dk>
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Profile at LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/1/50a/555
Skype name: niels_bruegger

The Centre for Internet Studies, http://cfi.au.dk
NetLab, http://netlab.dk
RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Material, http://resaw.eu

        Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:35:41 +0000
        From: Christian Fuchs <christian.fuchs at uti.at>
        Subject: New open access book: C. Fuchs - Critical Theory of Communication

Fuchs, Christian. 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. ISBN 
978-1-911534-04-4. Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Book 
Series, Volume 1.

More information:
Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Ado…

Watch the introductory talk from the book launch

This book contributes to the foundations of a critical theory of 
communication as shaped by the forces of digital capitalism. Christian 
Fuchs explores how the thought of some of the Frankfurt School’s key 
thinkers can be deployed for critically understanding media in the age 
of the Internet. Five essays that form the heart of this book review 
aspects of the works of Georg Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert 
Marcuse, Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas and apply them as elements of 
a critical theory of communication’s foundations. The approach taken 
starts from Georg Lukács' "Ontology of Social Being", draws on the work 
of the Frankfurt School thinkers, and sets them into dialogue with the 
Cultural Materialism of Raymond Williams.

Critical Theory of Communication offers a vital set of new insights on 
how communication operates in the age of information, digital media and 
social media, arguing that we need to transcend the communication theory 
of Habermas by establishing a dialectical and cultural-materialist 
critical theory of communication.

It is the first title in a major new book series ‘Critical Digital and 
Social Media Studies’ published by the University of Westminster Press.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of 
Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet

2. Georg Lukács as a Communications Scholar: Cultural and Digital Labour 
in the Context of Lukács’ Ontology of Social Being

3. Theodor W. Adorno and the Critical Theory of Knowledge

4. Herbert Marcuse and Social Media

5. The Internet, Social Media and Axel Honneth’s Interpretation of Georg 
Lukács’ Theory of Reification and Alienation

6. Beyond Habermas: Rethinking Critical Theories of Communication

7. Conclusion


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