Global Perspectives on Platforms and Cultural Production

For a double special issue for the International Journal of Cultural Studies on “Global Perspectives on Platforms and Cultural Production” we invite abstracts for short reflection papers as well as long empirical papers. Abstracts should be submitted by November 6, 2022, and full papers by May 1, 2023.

Bringing together research from around the world, this issue aims to revisit central concepts in the study of platforms and cultural production (e.g., precarity, diversity, public/private, agency, empowerment, authenticity, governance, modernization, Global South/Global North). The objective is to use this research as an opportunity for theory building. Rather than developing universalizing theories based on studies in the West, or replicating empirical cases across cultures, the idea is to diversify the geographies of theory. Understanding how platforms shape social and cultural relations, as well as how they employ data and algorithms in doing so, calls for new frames of reference.

See for the full CFP, including timeline and more context: There are no article processing charges.