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Christian Fuchs <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Abstracts/Papers:
tripleC special issue:
“Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism”
Edited by Christian Fuchs
Deadline for abstract submission: August 7, 2020

November 28, 2020, marks the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels. The 
journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critque 
(http://www.triple-c.at) celebrates Engels’ birthday with a special 
issue, in which critical theorists reflect on the relevance of Engels’ 
works for the analysis of digital and communicative capitalism.

The special issue’s contributions shall provide perspectives that 
address the question: How do Friedrich Engels’ works matter for the 
critical analysis of digital and communicative capitalism?

Contributions focus on single or several of Friedrich Engels’ works.

Example questions that can, based on Engels, be treated in contributions 
include but are not limited to:
- How do the digital conditions of the working class look like today?
- What are digital working class struggles and how do they operate?
- What is the role of reproductive labour, including digital housework 
and digital housewifisation, in digital capitalism?
- What are Engels’ contributions to a Marxist-humanist critique of 
digital capitalism?
- What is digital scientific socialism?
- How can we make sense of digital utopias today?

The contributions in this special issue will shed light on the relevance 
of Engels today for the critique of the political economy of 
communication and digital media, critical digital research, and critical 
media and communication studies.


Deadline for abstract submission: August 7, 2020
250 words, per e-mail to [log in to unmask], please include a 
submission/article title, your name and contact, a 100-word short bio, 
and an abstract of 250 words and send the submission in a Word- or 

Acceptance decisions: until August 31, 2020

Submission of full reflection articles (maximum of 8,000 words, 
including all references, footnotes and tables): October 12, 2020

Online publication of the special issue: November 28, 2020 (= Friedrich 
Engels’ 200th birthday).

Recommended Readings:
Engels’ original works plus:
Paul Blackledge. 2019. Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political 
Theory. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Gustav Mayer. 1935. Friedrich Engels. A Biography. London: Chapman & Hall.
Janet Sayers, Mary Evans and Nanneke Redclift, eds. 1987. Engels 
Revisited. New Feminist Essays, eds. 37-56. London: Tavistock.
Christopher J. Arthur, ed. 1996. Engels Today. A Centenary Appreciation. 
Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Prof. Christian Fuchs
Co-Editor of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique
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