tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing in the information society today.

It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information society with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review.

It is a journal that focuses on information society studies and studies of media, digital media, information and communication in society with a special interest in critical studies in these thematic areas.

The journal has a special interest in disseminating articles that focus on the role of information (cognition/knowledge, communication, cooperation) in contemporary capitalist societies. For this task, articles should employ critical theories and/or empirical research inspired by critical theories and/or philosophy and ethics guided by critical thinking as well as relate the analysis to power structures and inequalities of capitalism, especially forms of stratification such as class, racist and other ideologies and capitalist patriarchy.

Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society.

It is the journal´s mission to encourage uncommon sense, fresh perspectives and unconventional ideas, and connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections.

tripleC is a transdisciplinary journal that is open to contributions from all disciplines and approaches that critically and with a focus on power structures analyze the role of cognition, communication, cooperation, information, media, digital media and communication in the information society.

We are especially interested in how analyses relate to normative, political and critical dimensions of the information society and how they help illuminating conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable, inclusive and participatory information society.

We accept articles from all disciplines and combinations of disciplines carried out with any type of methods that focus on topics relating to the role of information, media, digital media and communication in contemporary society, politics, culture, and economy and the interrelation of humans and technology. We publish both theoretical and empirical research.

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Vol 12, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


The Flâneur, the Badaud and Empathetic Worker PDF
Ekaterina Petrovna Netchitailova 1-13
Defining Algorithmic Ideology: Using Ideology Critique to Scrutinize Corporate Search Engines PDF
Astrid Mager 28-39
Veblen 2.0: Neoliberal Games of Social Capital and the Attention Economy as Conspicuous Consumption PDF
Kane Xavier Faucher 40-56
A Seeping Commodification: The Long Revolution in the Proliferation of Communication Commodities PDF
Jernej A. Prodnik 142-168
Jacques Ellul’s “Anti-Democratic Economy:” Persuading Citizens and Consumers in the Information Society PDF
Artur Matos Alves 169-201
The Imperial Republic and Pax-Americana: State Formation, Inequality, and the New American Way of War PDF
Scott Timcke 366-389

Reflections (Non Peer-Reviewed)

Professor Janet Wasko: An Interview with the President of the IAMCR and one of the Key Representatives of the Political Economy of Communication Approach PDF
Jernej Amon Prodnik, Janet Wasko 14-27
Social Media and the Public Sphere PDF
Christian Fuchs 57-101
Revisiting the Political Economy of Communication PDF MP3
Nicholas Garnham, Christian Fuchs 102-141
From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons: Towards an Open Co-operativism PDF
Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis 356-361
Socialist Licenses? A Rejoinder to Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis PDF
Stefan Meretz 362-365
The Coming Revolution of Peer Production and Revolutionary Cooperatives. A Response to Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis and Stefan Meretz PDF
Jakob Rigi 390-404
The Real of the Virtual: Critical Reflections on Web 2.0 PDF
Christos Boikos, Konstantinos Moutsoulas, Charalambos Tsekeris 405-412

Special Issue: Critical Visual Theory

Introduction: Critical Visual Theory PDF
Peter Ludes, Winfried Nöth, Kathrin Fahlenbrach 202-213
A Critical and Semiotic Approach to the Wonderful, Horrible Life Cycle of the Kony 2012 Viral Video PDF
Fernando Andacht 214-237
For the Lulz: Anonymous, Aesthetics and Affect PDF
Rodrigo Ferrada Stoehrel, Simon Lindgren 238-264
Visual Memes as Neutralizers of Political Dissent PDF
Stefka Hristova 265-276
The 'Bollywoodization' of Popular Indian Visual Culture: A Critical Perspective PDF
Keval Joseph Kumar 277-285
Framing Openness. The Digital Circulation of Israel's National Photographic Memory PDF
Nathalie Casemajor 286-298
Sexualized Branded Entertainment and the Male Consumer Gaze PDF
Matthew P. McAllister, Lauren J. DeCarvalho 299-314
Revolutions of Resolution PDF
Joaquin Zerené Harcha, Paula Cardoso Pereira 315-327
Negotiating the New Media Platforms: Youth and Political Images in Kenya PDF
Lynete Lusike Mukhongo 328-341
“A Real China” on User-Generated Videos? Audio-Visual Narratives of Confucianism PDF
Jianxiu Hao 342-355

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