Professor Christian Fuchs

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Christian Fuchs is Professor at, and the Director of, the Communication and Media Research Institute. He is also Director of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies.

His fields of expertise are critical digital & social media studies, Internet & society, political economy of media and communication, information society theory, social theory and critical theory.

He is the author of numerous publications in these fields, including the books:

He is also:

Websites

fuchs.uti.at

fuchs.uti.at/blog

www.triple-c.at

www.icts-and-society.net

Christian Fuchs was involved in founding the University of Westminster's MA in Social Media, Culture and Society and the MA in Digital Media & Society at Uppsala University. His teaching is in the areas of the political economy of communication, critical theory, social media & society, Internet & society, information society studies, media & society. He supervises PhD students in these fields and welcomes proposals from prospective doctoral students who especially want to critically study the Internet, digital and social media in the context of the information society.

2018

Henri Lefebvre’s Theory of the Production of Space and the Critical Theory of Communication (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Henri Lefebvre’s Theory of the Production of Space and the Critical Theory of Communication. Communication Theory.
Industrie 4.0 – Die digitale deutsche Ideologie (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Industrie 4.0 – Die digitale deutsche Ideologie. Z. (115), pp. 181-192.
Towards A Critical Theory of Communication with Georg Lukács and Lucien Goldmann (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Towards A Critical Theory of Communication with Georg Lukács and Lucien Goldmann. Javnost - The Public. 25 (3), pp. 265-281.
Authoritarian Capitalism, Authoritarian Movements and Authoritarian Communication (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Authoritarian Capitalism, Authoritarian Movements and Authoritarian Communication. Media, Culture & Society. 40 (5), pp. 779-791.
Postface: Horst Holzer’s "Communication & Society: A Critical Political Economy Perspective" (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Postface: Horst Holzer’s "Communication & Society: A Critical Political Economy Perspective" . tripleC. 16 (1), pp. 398-401.
Ferments in the Field: Introductory Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Communication Studies (2018)
Fuchs, Christian and Qiu, Jack 2018. Ferments in the Field: Introductory Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Communication Studies. Journal of Communication. 68 (2), pp. 219-232.
Why There Are Certain Parallels Between Joachim C. Fest's Hitler-Biography and Michael Wolff's Trump-Book (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Why There Are Certain Parallels Between Joachim C. Fest's Hitler-Biography and Michael Wolff's Trump-Book. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 16 (1), pp. 260-263.
Industry 4.0: The Digital German Ideology (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Industry 4.0: The Digital German Ideology. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 16 (1), pp. 280-289.
Capitalism, Patriarchy, Slavery, and Racism in the Age of Digital Capitalism and Digital Labour (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Capitalism, Patriarchy, Slavery, and Racism in the Age of Digital Capitalism and Digital Labour. Critical Sociology. 44 (4-5), pp. 677-702.

2017

Fascism 2.0: Twitter Users’ Social Media Memories of Hitler on his 127th Birthday (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Fascism 2.0: Twitter Users’ Social Media Memories of Hitler on his 127th Birthday. Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies. 6 (2), pp. 228-263.
Towards the Public Service Internet as Alternative to the Commercial Internet (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Towards the Public Service Internet as Alternative to the Commercial Internet. ORF Texte. 20, pp. 43-50.
Raymond Williams’ Communicative Materialism (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Raymond Williams’ Communicative Materialism. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 20 (6), pp. 744-762.
Preface: Horst Holzer’s Theory of Communication (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Preface: Horst Holzer’s Theory of Communication . tripleC. 15 (2), pp. 686-706.
The Relevance of Franz L. Neumann’s Critical Theory in 2017: "Anxiety and Politics" in the New Age of Authoritarian Capitalism (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. The Relevance of Franz L. Neumann’s Critical Theory in 2017: "Anxiety and Politics" in the New Age of Authoritarian Capitalism. tripleC. 15 (2), pp. 637-650.
Günther Anders’ Undiscovered Critical Theory of Technology in the Age of Big Data Capitalism (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Günther Anders’ Undiscovered Critical Theory of Technology in the Age of Big Data Capitalism. tripleC. 15 (2), pp. 584-613.
Die Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie der Medien/Kommunikation: ein hochaktueller Ansatz (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Die Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie der Medien/Kommunikation: ein hochaktueller Ansatz. Publizistik. 2017 (62 (3)), pp. 255-272.
The Information Economy and the Labor Theory of Value (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. The Information Economy and the Labor Theory of Value. International Journal of Political Economy . 46 (1), pp. 65-89.
Information Technology and Sustainability in the Information Society (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Information Technology and Sustainability in the Information Society. International Journal of Communication. 11, pp. 2431-2461.
The Praxis School’s Marxist Humanism and Mihailo Marković’s Theory of Communication (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. The Praxis School’s Marxist Humanism and Mihailo Marković’s Theory of Communication. Critique. 45 (1-2), pp. 159-182.
Donald Trump: A Critical Theory-Perspective on Authoritarian Capitalism (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Donald Trump: A Critical Theory-Perspective on Authoritarian Capitalism. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 15 (1), pp. 1-72.
From digital positivism and administrative big data analytics towards critical digital and social media research! (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. From digital positivism and administrative big data analytics towards critical digital and social media research! European Journal of Communication. 32 (1), pp. 37-49.
Critical Social Theory and Sustainable Development: The Role of Class, Capitalism and Domination in a Dialectical Analysis of Un/Sustainability (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Critical Social Theory and Sustainable Development: The Role of Class, Capitalism and Domination in a Dialectical Analysis of Un/Sustainability . Sustainable Development. 25 (5), pp. 443-458.
Marx’s "Capital"in the Information Age (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Marx’s "Capital"in the Information Age. Capital & Class. 41 (1), pp. 51-67.
Sustainability and Community Networks (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Sustainability and Community Networks. Telematics and Informatics. 34 (2), pp. 628-639.

2016

Baidu, Weibo and Renren: The Global Political Economy of Social Media in China (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Baidu, Weibo and Renren: The Global Political Economy of Social Media in China. Asian Journal of Communication. 26 (1), pp. 14-41.
Red Scare 2.0: User-Generated Ideology in the Age of Jeremy Corbyn and Social Media (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Red Scare 2.0: User-Generated Ideology in the Age of Jeremy Corbyn and Social Media. Journal of Language and Politics . 15 (4), pp. 369-398.
Racism, nationalism and right-wing extremism online: The Austrian Presidential Election 2016 on Facebook (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Racism, nationalism and right-wing extremism online: The Austrian Presidential Election 2016 on Facebook. Momentum Quarterly . 5 (3), pp. 172-196.
Internet Surveillance after Snowden: A Critical Empirical Study of Computer Experts' Attitudes on Commercial and State Surveillance of the Internet and Social Media post-Edward Snowden (2016)
Fuchs, Christian and Trottier, D. 2016. Internet Surveillance after Snowden: A Critical Empirical Study of Computer Experts' Attitudes on Commercial and State Surveillance of the Internet and Social Media post-Edward Snowden. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society. 15 (4), pp. 412-444.
Critical theory of communication as critical sociology of critique in the age of digital capitalism: A response to Jan Løhmann Stephensen's review essay on Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Critical theory of communication as critical sociology of critique in the age of digital capitalism: A response to Jan Løhmann Stephensen's review essay on Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media. Conjunctions: Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation. 3 (1).
When Will Greece Get its Money back from Germany? Reflections on Yanis Varoufakis’ New Book (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. When Will Greece Get its Money back from Germany? Reflections on Yanis Varoufakis’ New Book. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 14 (1), pp. 243-247.
Henryk Grossmann 2.0: A Critique of Paul Mason’s Book “PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future“ (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Henryk Grossmann 2.0: A Critique of Paul Mason’s Book “PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future“. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 14 (1), pp. 232-243.
Neoliberalism in Britain (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Neoliberalism in Britain. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique . 14 (1), pp. 163-188.
Herbert Marcuse and social media (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Herbert Marcuse and social media. Radical Philosophy Review . 10 (1), pp. 113-143.
Strategies moving forward: Social movements and progressive governments: A round table discussion (2016)
Fuchs, Christian, Smith, R., Gunn, R., Asher, G. and Cole, P. 2016. Strategies moving forward: Social movements and progressive governments: A round table discussion. Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory. 1 (2).
Georg Lukács as a Communications Scholar: Cultural and Digital Labour in the Context of Lukács’ Ontology of Social Being (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Georg Lukács as a Communications Scholar: Cultural and Digital Labour in the Context of Lukács’ Ontology of Social Being. Media, Culture & Society. 38 (4), pp. 506-524.

2015

Power in the Age of Social Media (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Power in the Age of Social Media. Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory. 1 (1), pp. 1-29.
The MacBride Report in Twenty-first-century Capitalism, the Age of Social Media and the BRICS Countries (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. The MacBride Report in Twenty-first-century Capitalism, the Age of Social Media and the BRICS Countries. Javnost: The Public. 22 (3), pp. 226-239.
Against theoretical Thatcherism: a reply to Nicholas Garnham (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Against theoretical Thatcherism: a reply to Nicholas Garnham. Media, Culture and Society. 38 (2), pp. 301-311.
Surveillance and critical theory (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Surveillance and critical theory. Media and Communication. 3 (2), pp. 6-9.
Zur Theoriebildung und Analyse der digitalen Arbeit. Die globale Produktion digitaler Hard- und Software (Teil I). (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Zur Theoriebildung und Analyse der digitalen Arbeit. Die globale Produktion digitaler Hard- und Software (Teil I). Z. Zeitschrift Marxistische Erneuerung . 2015 (103), pp. 85-94.
Against divisiveness: Digital workers of the world unite! A rejoinder to César Bolaño and Eloy Vieira (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Against divisiveness: Digital workers of the world unite! A rejoinder to César Bolaño and Eloy Vieira. Television & New Media. 16 (1), pp. 62-71.
Towards a Theoretical Model of Social Media Surveillance in Contemporary Society. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian and Trottier, D. 2015. Towards a Theoretical Model of Social Media Surveillance in Contemporary Society. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. 40 (1), pp. 113-135.
Digital labour: A comment on César Bolaño’s tripleC reflection (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Digital labour: A comment on César Bolaño’s tripleC reflection. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 13 (1), pp. 84-92.
Martin-Heidegger’s anti-Semitism: Philosophy of technology and the media in the light of the “Black Notebooks“. Implications for the reception of Heidegger in media and communication studies. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Martin-Heidegger’s anti-Semitism: Philosophy of technology and the media in the light of the “Black Notebooks“. Implications for the reception of Heidegger in media and communication studies. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 13 (1), pp. 55-78.
Anti-semitism, Anti-Marxism, and Technophobia: The fourth volume of Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1942-1948) (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Anti-semitism, Anti-Marxism, and Technophobia: The fourth volume of Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1942-1948). tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 13 (1), pp. 93-100.
Krise, Kommunikation, Kapitalismus. Zur Kritik der politischen Ökonomie sozialer Medien. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Krise, Kommunikation, Kapitalismus. Zur Kritik der politischen Ökonomie sozialer Medien. Luxemburg. 2015 (1), pp. 24-29.
Internet, Kapitalismus und periphere Entwicklung im Waldviertel (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Internet, Kapitalismus und periphere Entwicklung im Waldviertel. Momentum Quarterly – Zeitschrift für sozialen Fortschritt (Journal for Societal Progress). 4 (1), pp. 42-69.
Internet, capitalism, and peripheral development in the Waldviertel (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Internet, capitalism, and peripheral development in the Waldviertel. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. 7 (2), pp. 74-100.
Reflections on Todd Wolfson’s book 'Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left' (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Reflections on Todd Wolfson’s book 'Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left'. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 13 (1), pp. 163-168.
Left-wing media politics and the advertising tax: Reflections on Astra Taylor’s book “The people’s platform: Taking back power and culture in the digital age“. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Left-wing media politics and the advertising tax: Reflections on Astra Taylor’s book “The people’s platform: Taking back power and culture in the digital age“. tripleC: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 13 (1), pp. 1-4.

2014

Why we need alternative social media before it is too late (2014)
Fuchs, Christian 2014. Why we need alternative social media before it is too late. Connect-World, Global-ICT. 2014 (18), pp. 29-30.
Digital workers of the World unite! A framework for critically theorising and analysing digital labour (2014)
Fuchs, Christian and Sandoval, M. 2014. Digital workers of the World unite! A framework for critically theorising and analysing digital labour. tripleC: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 12 (2), pp. 486-563.
Occupy and Prefiguration – A Roundtable Discussion ()
Wilding, A., Gunn, R., Smith, R., Fuchs, Christian and Ott, M. Occupy and Prefiguration – A Roundtable Discussion. Heathwood Press Online. 2014.

2018

The Online Advertising Tax: A Digital Policy Innovation (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. The Online Advertising Tax: A Digital Policy Innovation. London University of Westminster Press.

2017

Written Evidence Submitted to the House of Commons-Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s Inquiry on Fake News (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Written Evidence Submitted to the House of Commons-Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s Inquiry on Fake News.

2015

Validation Report. Deliverable D5.3 of the EU FP7 project “PACT – Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action” (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Validation Report. Deliverable D5.3 of the EU FP7 project “PACT – Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action”. http://www.projectpact.eu PACT.
Updated plan for use and foreground. Deliverable D5.3 of the EU FP7 project “PACT – Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action” (grant agreement number: 285635). (2015)
Fuchs, Christian and Bellanova, R. 2015. Updated plan for use and foreground. Deliverable D5.3 of the EU FP7 project “PACT – Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action” (grant agreement number: 285635). http://www.projectpact.eu

2018

The Online Advertising Tax as the Foundation of a Public Service Internet (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. The Online Advertising Tax as the Foundation of a Public Service Internet. London University of Westminster Press.
Digitale Demagogie: Autoritärer Kapitalismus in Zeiten von Trump und Twitter (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Digitale Demagogie: Autoritärer Kapitalismus in Zeiten von Trump und Twitter. Hamburg VSA.
Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter. London Pluto Press.
Nationalism 2.0: The Making of Brexit on Social Media (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Nationalism 2.0: The Making of Brexit on Social Media. London Pluto Press.

2017

Social media: a critical introduction (2nd edition) (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. Social media: a critical introduction (2nd edition). London Sage.

2016

Marx and the political economy of the media. Studies in Critical Social Sciences, Volume 79. (2016)
Fuchs, Christian and Mosco, Vincent (ed.) 2016. Marx and the political economy of the media. Studies in Critical Social Sciences, Volume 79. Leiden Brill.
Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet. London University of Westminster Press.
Reading Marx in the Information Age. A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital Volume 1 (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Reading Marx in the Information Age. A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital Volume 1. New York Routledge.

2015

Culture and economy in the age of social media (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Culture and economy in the age of social media. New York, London Routledge.

2018

Social Media and the Capitalist Crisis (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. Social Media and the Capitalist Crisis. in: Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 211-225
"Dear Mr. Neo-Nazi, Can You Please Give Me Your Informed Consent So That I Can Quote Your Fascist Tweet?": Questions of Social Media Research Ethics in Online Ideology Critique (2018)
Fuchs, Christian 2018. "Dear Mr. Neo-Nazi, Can You Please Give Me Your Informed Consent So That I Can Quote Your Fascist Tweet?": Questions of Social Media Research Ethics in Online Ideology Critique. in: Meikle, G. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism Abingdon Routledge. pp. 385-394

2016

Critical Theory (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Critical Theory. in: Bruhn Jensen, Klaus and Craig, Robert (ed.) International encyclopedia of communication theory and philosophy Wiley.
Information ethics in the age of digital labour and the surveillance-industrial complex (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Information ethics in the age of digital labour and the surveillance-industrial complex. in: Kelly, M. and Bielby, J. (ed.) Information cultures in the digital age: A Festschrift in honor of Rafael Capurro Wiesbaden Springer. pp. 173-190
Facebook (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Facebook. in: Birkinbine, B., Gomez, R. and Wasko, J. (ed.) Global media giants New York Routledge. pp. 428-444
Critical theory (2016)
Fuchs, Christian 2016. Critical theory. in: International encyclopedia of political communication Wiley.

2015

The digital labour theory of value in the age of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Weibo (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. The digital labour theory of value in the age of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Weibo. in: Fisher Eran and Fuchs Christian (ed.) Reconsidering value and labour in the digital age Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 26-41
Introduction: Value and labour in the digital age (2015)
Fuchs, Christian and Fisher, Eran 2015. Introduction: Value and labour in the digital age. in: Fuchs Christian and Fisher Eran (ed.) Reconsidering value and labour in the digital age Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 3-25
Christian Fuchs (Interview conducted by Michelle Amazeen) (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Christian Fuchs (Interview conducted by Michelle Amazeen). in: Lent, John and Amazeen, Michelle (ed.) Key thinkers in critical communication scholarship: From the pioneers to the next generation Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.
Dallas Smythe and digital labor (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Dallas Smythe and digital labor. in: Richard Maxwell (ed.) Routledge companion to labor and media New York Routledge. pp. 51-62
The political economy of capitalist and alternative social media (2015)
Fuchs, Christian and Sandoval, M. 2015. The political economy of capitalist and alternative social media. in: Chris Atton (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media London Routledge. pp. 165-175
Social media surveillance. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. Social media surveillance. in: Coleman, S. and Freelon Deen (ed.) Handbook of digital politics Cheltenham Edward Elgar. pp. 395-414

2014

WikiLeaks and the critique of the political economy (2014)
Fuchs, Christian 2014. WikiLeaks and the critique of the political economy. in: Christensen, C. (ed.) WikiLeaks: from popular culture to political economy Los Angeles, CA USC Annenberg Press.
Theorising social media, politics and the state: an introduction (2014)
Trottier, D. and Fuchs, Christian 2014. Theorising social media, politics and the state: an introduction. in: Social media, politics and the state: protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube New York Routledge. pp. 3-38
Anonymous: Hacktivism and contemporary politics (2014)
Fuchs, Christian 2014. Anonymous: Hacktivism and contemporary politics. in: Trottier, D. and Fuchs, Christian (ed.) Social media, politics and the state: protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube New York Routledge. pp. 88-106
Culture, communication & ideology = forms of work (2014)
Fuchs, Christian 2014. Culture, communication & ideology = forms of work. in: Çoban, S. (ed.) Media and left Leiden Brill. pp. 15-43

2017

What is to Be Done? The Role of the New and the Old in Media Theory – The Moment for Critical Digital and Social Media Studies (2017)
Fuchs, Christian 2017. What is to Be Done? The Role of the New and the Old in Media Theory – The Moment for Critical Digital and Social Media Studies . http://www.westminsterpapers.org/articles/10.16997/wpcc.253/ Westminster Papers In Communication and Culture.

2015

The Internet, Freedom, and Ideology in the Age of Mass Surveillance. (2015)
Fuchs, Christian 2015. The Internet, Freedom, and Ideology in the Age of Mass Surveillance.

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