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[Commlist] cfp: “Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism”, tripleC special issue

Mon Aug 03 12:43:57 GMT 2020

Call for Abstracts/Papers:
tripleC special issue:
“Engels@200: Friedrich Engels in the Age of Digital Capitalism”
Edited by Christian Fuchs

Deadline for abstract submission:

November 28, 2020, marks the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels. The journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critque ( celebrates Engels’ birthday with a special issue, in which critical theorists reflect on the relevance of Engels’ works for the analysis of digital and communicative capitalism.

The special issue’s contributions shall provide perspectives that address the question: How do Friedrich Engels’ works matter for the critical analysis of digital and communicative capitalism?

Contributions focus on single or several of Friedrich Engels’ works.

Example questions that can, based on Engels, be treated in contributions include but are not limited to:
- How do the digital conditions of the working class look like today?
- What are digital working class struggles and how do they operate?
- What is the role of reproductive labour, including digital housework and digital housewifisation, in digital capitalism? - What are Engels’ contributions to a Marxist-humanist critique of digital capitalism?
- What is digital scientific socialism?
- How can we make sense of digital utopias today?

The contributions in this special issue will shed light on the relevance of Engels today for the critique of the political economy of communication and digital media, critical digital research, and critical media and communication studies.


Deadline for abstract submission: August 7, 2020
250 words, per e-mail to (christian.fuchs /at/, please include a submission/article title, your name and contact, a 100-word short bio, and an abstract of 250 words and send the submission in a Word- or text-file.

Acceptance decisions: until August 31, 2020

Submission of full reflection articles (maximum of 8,000 words, including all references, footnotes and tables): October 12, 2020

Online publication of the special issue: November 28, 2020 (= Friedrich Engels’ 200th birthday).

Recommended Readings:
Engels’ original works plus:
Paul Blackledge. 2019. Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Gustav Mayer. 1935. Friedrich Engels. A Biography. London: Chapman & Hall.
Janet Sayers, Mary Evans and Nanneke Redclift, eds. 1987. Engels Revisited. New Feminist Essays, eds. 37-56. London: Tavistock. Christopher J. Arthur, ed. 1996. Engels Today. A Centenary Appreciation. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

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