All that is Solid: Writing, Reading and Publishing in Postmodern Capitalism

  • Ben Agger University of Texas at Arlington
  • Timothy W. Luke Virginia Tech
Keywords: publishing, open access, Fast Capitalism, postmodern capitalism


This paper is a reflection on the publication practice of the journal Fast Capitalism, an open-source, electronic journal founded by Ben Agger and Timothy Luke in 2005. It also presents thoughts on writing, reading and publishing in postmodern capitalism.

Author Biography

Ben Agger, University of Texas at Arlington
Ben Agger is professor of sociology and humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is editor of Fast Capitalism ( and author of books such as “Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age” (2012), “Speeding Up Fast Capitalism” (2004), “The Virtual Self” (2003), ““Critical Social Theories: An Introduction” (1998)“, “Cultural Studies as Critical Theory” (1992)”, “Fast Capitalism” (1998).
Debating Open Access (Comments, Non Peer-Reviewed)