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The Political Economies of Media: New Book by Winseck and Jin

Well, here’s a little bit of shameless self-promotion.  It’s the front cover of a new co-edited collection that I’ve put together with Dal Yong Jin, an assistant professor at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada as well as the College of Culture and Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

The book is called The Political Economies of Media and will be published by Bloomsbury Academic — the academic publishing arm of the same company behind the Harry Potter series — in June.  I think the cover looks great. The authors that have contributed to this volume are exceptional as well: Bernard Miege, Susan Christopherson, Terry Flew, Amelia Arsenault, Guillermo Mastrini, Martín Becerra, Dwayne Winseck, Elizabeth van Couvering, Dal Yong Jin, Christian Fuchs, Aeron Davis, Peter Thompson, Marc-Andre Pigeon.

You can read sample chapters here by myself, Aeron Davis and Christian Fuchs here.

  1. Rena Bivens
    March 29, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for that, Dwayne. I had seen that his book was coming out soon. I’m quite interested in his re-evaluation of Castells’ ‘communication power.’

    Did you happen to see this article by Fuchs, ‘An Alternative View of Privacy on Facebook’: http://www.mdpi.com/2078-2489/2/1/140/pdf ? I was particularly interested in his discussion of surplus value and how it can be applied to the ‘prosumers’ who have become “essential for generating profit in the new media economy” (p. 153). I found his thought experiment to be a useful way of presenting this issue to students (where he claims Facebook would find itself in crisis if the ‘prosumers’ stopped generating content since it would lead to a drop in users, and subsequently a decrease in investment by advertisers and loss of profits).

  2. Rena Bivens
    March 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Looks great! (Although just an FYI the image doesn’t appear for me – had to click on it to see it; I’m using Google Chrome.)

    Do you recall the title or subject matter of Fuchs’ contribution? I’ve been eagerly following his work lately …

  3. March 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    What am I, chopped liver? Seriously, great cover. Who did the map, do you know? Can’t wait to see it.

  1. August 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

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