[Air-l] Call for Papers: Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture

Mike Ayers michael.ayers at manhattan.edu
Wed Jul 9 22:05:09 PDT 2003

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Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture (working title)

Edited by Michael D. Ayers, New School for Social Research, New York City

Call for Chapters

Submission Deadline: November 14th, 2003

            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:

  a.. How cyberspace challenges/confirms traditional production of music
  b.. Online music (sub)cultures vs. Real Life music (sub)cultures
  c.. Musical genre manifestations online
  d.. Theoretical perspectives on the digitalization of music
  e.. Theoretical perspectives of consuming music through cyberspace
  f.. Case/Comparative studies of fan groups and fan identity in cyberspace
  g.. Quantitative studies on downloaders
  h.. Artist/Audience Interactions online
  i.. The Political Economy of Digital Music
  j.. Politics of Digital Music

Chapters should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, 12 point font, double

Essays should be in the range of 7500 - 10,000 words with references in ASA

Send submissions and inquires 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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