[Air-l] FW: Extended deadline: CFP Essays on Virtual Music Culture

Charlie Breindahl charlie at aoir.org
Mon Dec 1 09:42:21 PST 2003

Forwarded on behalf of Mike Ayers [michael.ayers at manhattan.edu]

Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture 
Edited by Michael D. Ayers, New School for Social Research, New York City

Call for Chapters
Extended deadline: January 30th, 2004
There is no doubt that the Internet has the ability to shape and transform
the art fields.  The popular culture art forms- Film, Television and Music
have found their specific homes in cyberspace, but out of the big three,
music has found the most controversial space to say the least.  In the post
MP3 scare[*], this volume seeks to examine the role of cyberspace in the
cultural production, creation and transformation in the way which society
consumes and uses music in its various forms.
This volume seeks to examine music and cyberspace, utilizing theoretical
perspectives from cultural studies, sociology, cyberculture studies,
feminist perspectives and media studies
Suggested submission topics include, but not limited to:
* How cyberspace challenges/confirms traditional production of music
* Online music (sub)cultures vs. Real Life (sub)music cultures 
* Musical genre manifestations online 
* Theoretical perspectives on the digitalization of music 
* Theoretical perspectives of consuming music through cyberspace 
* Case/Comparative studies of fan groups and fan identity in cyberspace 
* Quantitative studies on downloaders 
* Artist/Audience Interactions online 
* The Political Economy of Digital Music 
* Politics of Digital Music
Chapters should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, 12 point font, double
spaced. Essays should be in the range of 7500 - 10,000 words with references
in ASA style. Send submissions and inquires about proposed chapters to
michael.ayers at manhattan.edu
[*] It could be argued that we are now entering in a "phase two" MP3 scare
with the recent RIAA threats on suing individual file sharers.

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