[Air-L] Call for chapters: Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, economic, and technological challenges

Massimo Ragnedda ragnedda at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 06:48:08 PST 2018

Call for Chapters.

Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, economic, and technological challenges

Editors have been working with Emily Briggs (Commissioning Editor for
Sociology, Routledge) to prepare this proposal.

Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University at Newcastle.

Giuseppe Destefanis, School of Computer Science, University of

Deadline for abstracts: *10 April 2018*

Notification of acceptance: 20 April 2018

Submission Date: 20 September 2018

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Blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general,
but it can be seen as a disruptive and revolutionary technology, which will
have major impacts on multiple aspects of our lives. The revolutionary
power of such technology can be compared with the revolution sparked by the
world wide web and the Internet in general. As the Internet can be seen as
a mean for sharing information, so blockchain technologies can be seen as a
way to introduce the next level: blockchain allows the possibility of
sharing value. This book seeks to underline the risks and opportunities
offered by the advent of blockchain technologies and the rise of the web
3.0. Given the nature, the implications and consequences of this new
technology, this book will proceed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The core analysis in the book is explaining how such technologies are
disruptive and, further, to explain the concrete consequences of these
disruptions, in terms of social, economic and technological
consequences. We anticipate that the comparative examination of these
features will be helpful to clarify the dynamics and consequences of the
blockchain technologies in a variety of disciplines settings. Thus, the
volume integrates a number of chapters examining disparate settings around
the world, all unified around their focus on the phenomenon of blockchain
in comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

Proposed structure

The book will explore a range of conceptual issues brought to the fore by
the digital turn using blockchain case studies. Each chapter should detail
its theoretical trajectory and provide at least one case study exemplar.
The book will be divided into three main parts:

·         Blockchain and Digital Media

·         Technological aspects and consequences of decentralized

·         Socio-economic aspects and consequences of decentralized

Abstracts should include the following information:

·         Proposed article title

·         Proposed author names and affiliations

·         Part (Digital Media, Technological and Socio-economic
consequences) and theme being addressed

·         Purpose/aim of the chapter

·         Principal body of literature/theoretical framework

·         Indicative case study

Submission Procedure

You are invited to submit a word document with a brief author or authors CV
(no more than 250 words with titles, affiliations, and contacts), title of
the proposal and the abstract (500-700 words). All proposal should be
submitted to the following addresses:  massimo.ragnedda at northumbria.ac.uk
and g.destefanis at herts.ac.uk

*Deadline is 10 April 2018.*

The final decision will be notified to the authors by 20 April 2018.
Authors will be invited to send a full text by 20 September 2018. The
chapter’s length will be 5000-6000 words, including references. Submitted
chapters should not have been previously published or sent to another

Our tasks and the proposed timeline are as follows:

•           30 April 2018 - Completion of Proposal and Submission to

•           20 September 2018 – Manuscripts Due to Editors from All

•           20 October 2018 – Review of Manuscripts Completed & Manuscripts
Returned to Contributors

•           20 December 2019 – Revised Manuscripts Due from Contributors

•           10 January 2019 – Final Manuscript Delivered to Publisher

•           X/XX/XX – Final Appearance in Print Will Depend on Publisher’s

Massimo Ragnedda
Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication
Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)
skype: massimo.ragnedda

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