Politics, Labour, Capitalism Considered in the Age of Big Date

Politics, Labour, Capitalism Considered in the Age of Big Date

UWP’s latest title Digital Objects, Digital Subjects is now available to read digitally, download or to purchase as a paperback.

Toni Negri, Jodi Dean, Kylie Jarrett, Phoebe Moore, Paolo Gerbaudo,and Jack Linchuan Qiu are just some of the contributors debating Big Data, Labour, Politics, Capitalism, posthumanism, the anthropocence, the quantified self and current directions in political workplace organisation shaped by Big Data.

Professors David Chandler and Christian Fuchs from the University of Westminster edited the collection which includes debate in its structure via responses to keynote chapters. It is the University of Westminster Press’s 18th new published book since it launched its first in October 2016, Critical Theory of Communication by Christian Fuchs.


UWP – a timeline in figures

UWP – a timeline in figures

Reaching 300,000 views and downloads on 18th of January 2019, UWP has grown its readership briskly in the last two years across books and journals. Here are the landmarks as they were recorded.

18 January 2019: 300,000 views and downloads reached

8 October 2018: 250,000 views and downloads reached

5 March 2018: 200,000 views and downloads reached

29 March 2017: 100, 000 views and downloads reached

Populism Under Critical Theory’s Microscope – new title.

Populism Under Critical Theory’s Microscope – new title.

What early Frankfurt School critical theory can tell us about contemporary far-right populism (including social media) in the United States and Europe is revealed in UWP’s new OA title Critical Theory and Authoritarian PopulismTheories, Foundations and Digital Authoritarianism form the sections of the book written by eminent international scholars with an editor’s introduction featuring a detailed historical outline of the Frankfurt Schools’s contribution to understanding populism. 


Radical Politics in the City of Oxford – new history published

Radical Politics in the City of Oxford – new history published

The Labour Party nationally however continues to be divided between those who are prepared and often ambitious to take on the responsibilities of government, and those who prefer to maintain a critical position outside ‘the system’. The dilemma in progressive politics between responsibility and protest is as critical at a local level as it is at the national level. Duncan Bowie

UWP’s latest history title outlines a complex and lengthy history of socialist, radical and communist politics in the UK city of Oxford.

Available to download read and dip into the story is a fascinating one of many twists and turns, characters and issues against the backdrop of a university town.

‘[T]he continued relevance of the Propaganda Model is abundantly clear.’

A fresh interview with the editors of The Propaganda Model Today has been published on the CAMRI blog exploring such questions as what the PM has to say about Russo-phobia, digital media and whether and how it is being taken up by a new generation, internationally. 

See the full interview only here. 

To view open access or download the book (description in image) see The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awareness.

‘Russo-phobic environment’ fits nicely into Propaganda Model framework – says Herman.

What does the PM have to say about the media coverage of Trump’s election campaign and first months as President?

The MSM [Mainstream media] clearly favoured Hillary Clinton, but many of the elite were pleased with Trump’s anti-regulatory and tax ‘reform’ plans. They also gave Trump a great deal of free media space because his demagoguery resonated with large numbers and playing him up raised media audience sizes. Since the election the MSM have been much more hostile to him and have teamed with the Democrats in creating a Russo-phobic environment, in good part to squelch any attempt on his part to soften policy on confronting Russia and keeping the war party happy and profitable. This all fits nicely into the PM framework.