<unlike-us> Call deadline approaching: “Engels at 200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism”, tripleC special issue edited by Christian Fuchs
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Call for Abstracts/Papers:
tripleC special issue:
“Engels at 200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism”
Edited by Christian Fuchs
Deadline for abstract submission:
END OF THIS FRIDAY, 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
- 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 christian.fuchs at triple-c.at, 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).
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.
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