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Is Social Media too Competitive by Design? New title Online Social Capital released.

Is Social Media too Competitive by Design? New title Online Social Capital released.

This is just one question Kane X. Faucher addresses in his new book Social Capital Online released today.  The book is the 7th title in the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series. following the recent appearance of The Big Data Agenda.

A work of critical media studies it examines the idea within the new ‘network spectacle’ of digital capitalism drawing on the ideas of Marx, Veblen, Debord  (see also Spectacle 2.0)  Baudrillard, Deleuze and others. His book concludes with consideration of what could be done to address the pathologies of online obsession with accumulation and status and the alienation that follows.

Titles in the series (all open access) now consists of (in reverse order of publication) the following titles:

Series Editor: Christian Fuchs

2018
Social Capital Online: Alienation and Accumulation

Kane X. Faucher

The Big Data Agenda: Data Ethics and Critical Data Studies
Annika Richterich

2017
Spectacle 2.0: Reading Debord in the Context of Digital Capitalism
edited by Marco Briziarelli and Emiliana Armano

Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare
Scott Timcke

Politicizing the Digital Sphere: Theory the Internet and Renewing Democracy
Trevor Garrison Smith

Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism: An Introduction to Cognitive Materialism
Mariano Zukerfeld

2016
Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas in the Age of the Internet

Christian Fuchs

 

Big Data: More ethics and social justice on the agenda?

Big Data: More ethics and social justice on the agenda?

Dr Annika Richterich’s new book The Big Data Agenda just published open access by the University of Westminster Press explores the entanglements between big technology corporations and big data research as significant ethical issues are being overlooked in the rush to monetise vast data sets. At once an overview of the emerging field of critical data studies the author considers in detail one big data research area – biomedical studies – drawing on the perspectives of discourse ethics and critical data studies.

The Big Data Agenda is the 6th title in the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series. In addition to The Big Data Agenda the series (all open access) now consists of (in reverse order of publication) the following titles:

Series Editor: Christian Fuchs

Spectacle 2.0: Reading Debord in the Context of Digital Capitalism
edited by Marco Briziarelli and Emiliana Armano

Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare
Scott Timcke

Politicizing the Digital Sphere: Theory the Internet and Renewing Democracy
Trevor Garrison Smith

Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism: An Introduction to Cognitive Materialism
Mariano Zukerfeld

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas in the Age of the Internet
Christian Fuchs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Popular Culture: Remembering Steve Redhead

Law and Popular Culture: Remembering Steve Redhead

The ESLJ’s editors were dismayed to hear of the passing of advisory board member Steve Redhead, a founding member of the Journal’s editorial board and a key figure in numerous fields that the journal has covered over the years. Yet his legacy is to be celebrated.

Entertainment and Sports Law Journal editor Professor Guy Osborn’s eloquent tribute to Steve (‘He Danced Critically, He Raved Off) can be found on the Leisure Studies Association blog.

Steve’s contribution to ESLJ can in no measure be fully reflected here but below are the articles he wrote or were written about his work in ESLJ.

Intervention

Emotional Hooligan: Post-Subcultural Research and the Histories of Britain’s Football Gangs
Leeds United on Trial
Article
Little Hooliganz: The Inside Story of Glamorous Lads, Football Hooligans and Post-Subculturalism
Reviews
The Mayor’s A Square: Live Music and Law and Order in Sydney by Shane Homan
The Book of Touch edited by Constance Classen
And on Steve’s Little Hooliganz, Dr Geoff Pearson on A commentary on ‘Little Hooliganz: The Inside Story of Glamorous Lads, Football Hooligans and Post-Subculturalism’ by Professor Steve Redhead

 

History of University of Westminster series – all titles available open access

History of University of Westminster series – all titles available open access

The History of the University of Westminster in 5 volumes is now available as five separate free PDF downloads of each title for interested parties.

The final volume Educating for Professional Life: Twenty-Five Years of the University of Westminster is now distributed digitally by the University of Westminster Press.

All books are superbly illustrated courtesy of the work of the University’s Archive Services team so it may even be better to consider buying as (discounted) hard copies for staff, students and alumni). All University of Westminster Press published book titles are made available open access digitally.