[CITAMS] CALL: New Book Series From The MIT Press

Joshua Braun jabraun at journ.umass.edu
Mon Oct 1 10:17:40 EDT 2018

We are pleased to announce a new book series with The MIT Press, Distribution

We welcome proposals and inquiries from scholars on this list and hope you will
spread the word. For further information, please contact the series editors,
Josh Braun and Ramon Lobato (details below and at

Many Thanks,
Josh and Ramon

A new MIT Press book series

Distribution Matters explores how media content, ideas, and information move
through the world — and to what effect.

Distribution networks — from postal services to social media platforms — affect
in essential ways who has access to cultural resources, and on what terms. The
Distribution Matters book series explores the impact of strategies, business
models, and infrastructures for distribution across the media industries,
including screen, print, broadcast, and digital media. It seeks to publish
cutting-edge, critical scholarship that offers new ways to understand the
movement of media through time and space.

The series is open to media scholars within a range of humanities and social
science fields, including media studies, communication history, anthropology,
sociology, science and technology studies, internet studies, and cultural
studies. We welcome proposals from scholars whose work explores how access to
cultural resources is variously enabled, constrained, choreographed, and
contested in and through distribution. Potential topics include, but are not
limited to:

* the histories of media distribution networks, their path dependencies, and
  social consequences
* distribution dynamics within particular sectors, such as games, video,
  publishing, and advertising
* logics of digital distribution (platformization, aggregation, recommendation,
  filtering, blocking, etc.)
* governance and regulation of distribution networks
* theoretical debates about circulation, networks, mobility, virality, and other
  issues everyday working practices and cultures of distribution
* informal distribution and piracy

For further information, please contact the editors:

Dr Joshua Braun (University of Massachusetts Amherst) - jabraun at journ.umass.edu
Dr Ramon Lobato (RMIT University, Australia) - ramon.lobato at rmit.edu.au

More information and a printable version of this flyer are available at

Josh Braun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Journalism Studies
Journalism Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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