Published on 12 October 2016, Critical Theory of Communication by Professor Christian Fuchs is the first book in the new series 'Critical Digital and Social Media Studies' by the University of Westminster Press.

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet by Professor Fuchs breaks new ground as UWP’s first open access book publication.

The book, appropriately titled to mark such a development in publishing, argues that a new theory of communication is required in the age of the digital and social media and should be built on the founding contributions of leading Frankfurt School thinkers.

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Christian Fuchs speaking at the launch event of his book
Christian Fuchs explains the origins of the words 'work' and 'labour'
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At the launch event organised by the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies, Provost Graham Megson welcomed the arrival of the book and the activities of the recently established open access publisher, the University of Westminster Press.

The publication of the book and the launch event for the press coincides with the publication of a journal article entitled 'New university presses in the UK: Accessing a Mission', co-authored by UWP Press Manager Andrew Lockett. The paper was published in a special open access issue of the journal, Learned Publishing, focusing on the resurgence of university press publishing in the UK.

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