Launch of the book "Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet" and University of Westminster Press
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
18:30-20:30 (followed by reception)
Fyvie Hall
309 Regent St
W1B 2HW London

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Update about availability of paperback/gratis ebook/gratis pdf:

University of Westminster Press (UWP) and Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies are pleased to mark the first publication of UWP, Critical Theory of Communication, by Christian Fuchs. It is the first book in an new open access book series entitled Critical Digital and Social Media Studies.

Christian Fuchs will be giving an introduction to his new open access book that revisits writings of Frankfurt School authors in the age of the Internet. He argues that today we need to transcend Habermas' communication theory by establishing a dialectical and cultural-materialist critical theory of communication. The approach he takes starts from Georg Lukács' "Ontology of Social Being" and draws on works by Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse and Axel Honneth. It sets these approaches into a dialogue with Raymond Williams’ cultural materialism, outlining why such analysis is so vital for understanding a world dominated by the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon and other corporate technology multinationals.

The book will be available from October on as affordable paperback and as free pdf and ebook from and - updates via subscription to the newsletter


Introduction by University of Westminster Provost Professor Graham Megson

Setting up a university press in the digital age, by Andrew Lockett, Press Manager, University of Westminster Press

Critical Theory of Communication: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet
Christian Fuchs, Director of Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies

Reception (Drinks and snacks)
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