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Critical Digital and Social Media Studies Book Series (UWP, ed. 
Christian Fuchs): New Call for Open Access Book Submissions

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is an established open access 
book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs (Paderborn University) 
and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP):

The Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series publishes books 
that critically study the role of the internet, digital and social media 
in society and make critical interventions. Books in the series analyse 
how power structures, digital capitalism, ideology, domination and 
social struggles shape and are shaped by digital and social media. They 
use and develop critical theories, are profoundly theoretical and 
discuss the political relevance and implications of the topics under 

The Series has published 24 books since its launch in 2016. UWP is a 
non-profit open access publisher of Humanities and Social Science 
research, based in the UK, with a global reach. We support ‘diamond’ 
open access and most of our publications are made available without fees 
to either authors or readers.

With funding from the Jisc Open Access Community Framework (OACF), which 
provides financial support allowing us to publish without author-facing 
fees or book processing charges, we are inviting submissions for book 
proposals that fall within the scope of the series, and fit the criteria 
as set out below. Books in the series are published open access online 
in ePUB, Mobi and PDF formats and simultaneously as affordable 
paperbacks.  They are published using a Creative Commons licence (we use 
CC-BY-NC-ND as our standard licence but can discuss other options), and 
copyright in the work is retained by the author.

The series is a critical theory forum for internet and social media 
research that makes critical interventions into contemporary political 
topics in the context of digital and social media.  It is interested in 
publishing work that, based on critical theory foundations, develops and 
applies critical social media research methods that challenge digital 
positivism, as well as digital media ethics that are grounded in 
critical social theories and critical philosophy. The series’ 
understanding of critical theory and critique is grounded in approaches 
such as critical political economy and Frankfurt School critical theory.


All books must be between 35,000-90,000 words in length, with a 
preference for projects that can submit a full draft typescript within 
the next 6-12 months.  Single and co-authored works as well as edited 
collections are accepted. We have a preference for monographs but will 
also consider suggestions for collected volumes.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2023, 23:59 GMT.

Submissions of proposals and a sample chapter should be made via email 
to Philippa Grand, Press Manager at University of Westminster Press at 
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Submissions should include a proposal form, which can be downloaded here:

Submissions should also include the author/editor CVs and one sample 

Topics that we are interested in receiving proposals on include but are 
not limited to:
digital capitalism, digital labour, the political economy of digital and 
social media, digital and informational capitalism, ideology critique in 
the age of social media, the political economy of fake news and 
post-truth on the Internet, digital fascism, digital authoritarianism, 
digital warfare, digital socialism, Marxist theory in the digital age, 
the public service Internet, the digital public sphere and digital 
democracy, new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and 
social media, critical studies of advertising and consumer culture 
online, critical social media research methods, critical digital and 
social media ethics, working class struggles in the age of social media, 
the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and 
social media, critical analysis of the implications of Big Data, cloud 
computing, digital positivism, the Internet of Things, predictive online 
analytics, the sharing economy, location based data and mobile media, 
the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social 
media, platform co-operatives, the digital commons, critical studies of 
the Internet economy, online prosumption, sujectivity, consciousness, 
affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social 
media, digital art and culture in the context of critical theory, 
environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism, digital 
consumer culture, algorithmic discrimination, critical studies of 
digital surveillance, state power in the digital age, activism in the 
digital age, digital (in)justice.