Category: Critical Theory

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New series on ‘Law & the Senses’ from Westminster Law & Theory Lab

New series on ‘Law & the Senses’ from Westminster Law & Theory Lab

The first title in an ambitious new interdisciplinary series from the University of Westminster’s Law and Theory Lab has been published. Called simply SEE it is one of five volumes that will explore the terrain of law and each of the five senses. SEE  is available open access, free to read and download at goo.gl/nDD7TT.  The print version of SEE appears in an elegant black and white livery and in the unusually svelte dimensions (for a book) of 108 x 178mm.The series is described as follows:

The LAW AND THE SENSES series aims to reflect critically on the relationship between law and the senses by gathering contributions from a wide range of critical fields, and intersecting contemporary debates alimented by spatial, material, affective and post-human turns in philosophy, social and legal theory, critical geography, arts and the humanities.

The growing ‘sensory turn’ across different scholarly disciplines has been followed by an increasing  number of publications that engage with the senses.The series contributes to the developing scholarship investigating law and the senses. The established literature deals with the relation between law and the senses from phenomenological positions, or taking the senses as objects of legal regulation. In contrast, this series makes an important contribution by taking a trans-disciplinary approach that is critically underpinned with a main purpose to introduce new perspectives and engage in shaping future debates on the topic.

In that regard, books in the series provide original and diverse research that will appeal to scholarly communities and students from across different disciplines, in particular: law, anthropology, art, philosophy, cultural studies, and social sciences.

EDITORS: Dr Danilo MandicUniversity of Westminster; Dr Caterina NirtaRoehampton University; Dr Andrea PavoniISCTE University Institute of Lisbon; Professor Andreas
Philippopoulos-MihalopoulosUniversity of Westminster