[Air-L] Reminder: CfP - Digital Technologies and Social Transformations: What Role for Critical Theory?

Delia Dumitrica dddumitr at ucalgary.ca
Wed Nov 27 12:02:39 PST 2013

Reminder: The submission deadline for the special issue of the Canadian
Journal of Communication (Digital Technologies and Social Transformations:
What Role for Critical Theory?) is coming up on December 1, 2013.

For more information on the call for papers, please visit:

We invite authors to submit papers exploring the use of critical theory in
research on digital technologies with reference to diverse themes and
cases, including, but not limited to studies of:

- Digital technologies and democratic/economic empowerment (e.g.
destabilizing authoritarian regimes; alleviating the democratic deficit;
including marginalized or disenfranchised groups; new forms of politics,
- Digital technologies and the state (e.g. security; cybercrime; public
policy; governance, etc.);
- Digital technologies and power in everyday life (e.g. cyber-identity;
sociability; social ties; social capital; networks; mundane Panopticism;
- Digital technologies and relations of production (e.g. immaterial labor;
knowledge creation/mobilization; big data; cloud computing; cultural
production; etc.);
- Digital technologies in social sciences (e.g. critical thinking; modes
of learning; evaluation and monitoring of scholarly labor, gamification,

Extended abstracts (600 words) will be accepted until December 1, 2013.
Abstracts should explicitly discuss how the role of power/ critical theory
will be addressed in the context of the respective argument/ case. Please
include a prospective title, 5-7 keywords and a short bio-note about
yourself. We welcome abstracts in either English or French.

To submit your abstract, or for any further queries regarding this special
issue, please contact the issue editors directly: cjcissue at ucalgary.ca

Dr. Delia Dumitrica
Department of Communication and Culture
University of Calgary

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