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Thursday, 28 July 2016 10:13

New Book Series Announcement: Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media

New Book Series Announcement

Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media

Series Editors

Luis Pérez-González, University of Manchester (UK)

Bolette Blaagaard, Aalborg University (Denmark)

Mona Baker, University of Manchester (UK)

Advisory Board: Lilie Chouliaraki (London School of Economics), Nick Couldry (London School of Economics), Donatella della Porta (European University Institute), Marianne Maeckelbergh (Universiteit Leiden), Clemencia Rodríguez (University of Oklahoma), Karin Wahl-Jørgensen (Cardiff University), Mark Westmoreland (Universiteit Leiden), Goubin Yang (University of Pennsylvania).


Aims and Scope of the Series

This new series seeks to define and advance understanding of citizen media, understood here as the physical artefacts, digital content, performative interventions and discursive formations of affective sociality that ordinary citizens produce as they participate in public life to effect aesthetic or socio-political change.

Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media welcomes studies on citizen media content produced in both virtual and physical, as well as hybrid media environments. It acknowledges the important role that embodied forms of citizen mediacontinue to play as influential sites of investment of aesthetic affectivity and/or political affinity, particularly in communities where digital infrastructures remain underdeveloped and literacy rates – digital or otherwise – are still low. At the same time, it aims to advance knowledge on the dialectic between citizen media and digital technologies, whether this is underlain by a relationship of empowering synergy or driven by dynamics of regulative tension – in those cases where the technologization of citizen media effectively restricts the transformative power of citizenship practices. As part of this second strand, the series seeks to publish studies that engage with the empowering or constraining impact of social networking platforms and other hyperlinked environments on the production, circulation and reception of citizen media content.

The series publishes research on the interface between citizen media and a range of intertwined themes, includingparticipation, immaterial work, witnessing, resistance and performance. Read more about these themes on theseries website.


Format of the Series

The series aims to publish high-quality and original studies in the form of:

  • Research titles that advance interdisciplinary understanding of the various means and practices of citizenship representation and expression in a range of media environments; both monographs and edited collections (conference proceedings are not considered for publication as part of this series).
  • Student orientated titles; either textbooks or other single authored or edited books aimed at undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Titles must fall under the umbrella of citizen media as outlined above, for which there is a viable or emerging market.


Website and Digital Supplements

The series is supported by an innovative web presence and the series editors welcome submissions for electronic supplements to book projects and other non-traditional forms of publishing which may be hosted on the site. Non-traditional forms of publishing may include, but are not limited to, interviews with and audio/video presentations by the authors of specific volumes, 3D visualizations, photo and video galleries and other data sets that may be produced by some of the research published as part of the series.


Current and forthcoming titles

Published titles:

Citizen Media and Public Spaces: Diverse Expressions of Citizenship and Dissent (2016)

Edited by Mona Baker & Bolette Blaagaard

Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution (2015)

Edited by Mona Baker | Winner of the Inttranews Linguist of the Year 2016 Award


Forthcoming reference work:

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media

Edited by Luis Pérez-González, Bolette Blaagaard and Mona Baker



Prospective authors are requested to submit their proposals to one of the series editors. Full guidelines for the submission of proposals are available on the series website.

Luis Pérez-González, Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK

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Bolette Blaagaard, Department of Communication, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Mona Baker, Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK

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