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<nettime-ann> CfP: New Media & Society on "10 years of Facebook"
Bishop Zareh on Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:58:29 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> CfP: New Media & Society on "10 years of Facebook"

> From: Brady Robards <brady.robards {AT} gmail.com>
> *Call for Papers*
> Themed Issue of New Media and Society: ‘10 years of Facebook’
> Guest editors: Siân Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Brady
> Robards, Griffith University, Australia
> In early 2014 Facebook will have been online for ten years. Over the past
> ten years, Facebook has accumulated over a billion users globally, has
> achieved an estimated market value of over $100 billion, and has
> consistently been the most used social network site when compared to its
> competitors to the point of ubiquity. For many, Facebook has transformed
> the ways in which we communicate with each other in practically every
> aspect of our lives. Facebook has also attracted harsh criticism from users
> for its approach to privacy and transparency, and is regularly at odds with
> governments and other institutions over regulation and control. Facebook
> blurs traditional lines between what is private and what is public, while
> often complicating social relations by naming them and making them visible.
> The implications associated with the social network’s rise to dominance are
> complex and sometimes challenging, from both the micro levels of the
> individual through to the macro levels of society more broadly.
> In this themed issue ‘10 years of Facebook’ we wish to explore the current
> ‘state of play’ with regards to the social, cultural and political
> significance of Facebook. Our aim is to bring together current academic
> debates surrounding this ubiquitous social network site to assess how,
> after ten years in existence, Facebook has made its mark on contemporary
> society as a space for social, cultural and political interactions. In
> addition, we wish to explore new and emerging approaches to the study of
> Facebook that interrogate the often complex relationships between the site,
> its users and everyday contexts.
> We welcome short 250 word abstracts that reflect on ‘10 years of Facebook’,
> taking stock of the impact the site has had on contemporary social life.
> While attending to this broad aim, proposed articles will also need to
> address a more specific theme. Potential themes include, but are not
> limited to, the following:
>   - Identity
>   - Performance and representation
>   - Youth cultures and subcultures
>   - Privacy
>   - Friendship
>   - Relationships
>   - Fandom
>   - Age/ageing
>   - Before life and after life
>   - Political activism
>   - Social movements
>   - Regulation and control
>   - Trolling
> Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to Siân Lincoln (
> s.lincoln {AT} ljmu.ac.uk) by Wednesday 10th April 2013. On the basis of these
> short abstracts, invitations to submit full papers (of no more than 8000
> words) will then be sent out in late April. Full papers will be due by
> August 31, and will undergo the usual New Media & Society peer review
> procedure. Invitation to submit a full paper in no way guarantees
> acceptance into the issue.
> http://www.academia.edu/2978250/CFP_-_10_years_of_Facebook_themed_issue_of_New_Media_and_Society
> Cheers,
> Brady
> --
> *Dr Brady Robards*
> Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
> Griffith University, QLD, Australia--
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