[Air-L] Critical Writing on FOSS and Wikipedia

Andrew Herman aherman at wlu.ca
Mon Oct 3 03:17:06 PDT 2011

Dear Fellow Aoiristas!

I have a master student who is contemplating doing an MA Thesis on the
comparative political economy of FOSS and Wikipedia.  She definitely
wants to approach the topic through a Marxist lens so I underscore the
salience of "political economy" here.  My first take on her proposal is
that she is awfully naive about the incipient "info communism" of
Wiikipedia but really needs some good critical empirical work to lift
the histomat scales from her eyes.

Any suggestions you might have our comrade, however deviant or
deviationist, would be most appreciated.

IR 12 is coming!


Andrew Herman, Ph. D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department of Communication Studies
Graduate Program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
519 884-1970 x3693

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