David M Silver on Thu, 9 Oct 2008 19:45:03 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> call for book reviewers: resource center for cyberculture studies

each month, the resource center for cyberculture studies, or RCCS,
publishes book reviews and author responses related to the field of
contemporary media and culture. these book reviews and author responses
are free, public, and available here: ( http://rccs.usfca.edu/booklist.asp )

if YOU are interested in writing a 1000-1500 word book review and can
write the review by january 30, 2009, please contact me (dmsilver [ at ]
usfca [ dot ] edu) by OCTOBER 20, 2008. please include:

a) your name and affiliation (if any);
b) 1-2 books you wish to review (selecting more than 2 books
automatically disqualifies you);
c) a short paragraph explaining your qualifications/interest in
reviewing the book or books you selected; and
d) your agreement to provide a 1000-1500 word book review by january 30,

if selected, i will send you a free review copy of the book and ask you
to send me your review by the end of january. if you are busy or already
have too many commitments, please pass until next time. the deadline to
express interest in reviewing books is OCTOBER 20, 2008.

(please note: because of the length of this post, some lists will
truncate it. the full list of books can be found at: 
http://silverinsf.blogspot.com/2008/10/call-for-book-reviewers.html )

the following books are available for review:

Rasha A. Abdulla, The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond
(Peter Lang, 2007)

John Amman, Tris Carpenter, and Gina Neff, eds, Surviving the New
Economy (Paradigm Publishers, 2007)

Mark Andrejevic, iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era
(University Press of Kansas, 2007)

William Aspray and Paul E. Ceruzzi, eds, The Internet and American
Business (MIT Press, 2008).

Andrea J. Baker, Double Click: Romance And Commitment Among Online
Couples (Hampton Press, 2005)

Antonina D. Bambina, Online Social Support: The Interplay of Social
Networks and Computer-Mediated Communication (Cambria Press, 2007)

Megan Boler, Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT
Press, 2008).

Christine L. Borgman, Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information,
Infrastructure, and the Internet (MIT Press, 2007).

Axel Bruns, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production
to Produsage (Peter Lang, 2008)

Fiona Cameron and Sarah Kenderdine, eds, Theorizing Digital Cultural
Heritage: A Critical Discourse (MIT Press, 2007)

Andre H. Caron and Letizia Caronia, Moving Cultures: Moblie
Communication in Everyday Life (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007)

Paul E. Ceruzzi, Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner,
1945-2005 (MIT Press, 2008)

Samir Chopra and Scott Dexter, Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free
and Open Source Software (Routledge, 2008)

David Ciccoricco, Reading Network Fiction (University of Alabama Press,

Mia Consalvo, Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames (MIT Press, 2007)

Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg, Digital Culture, Play,
and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader (MIT Press, 2008)

Edgar Gomez Cruz, Las Metaforas de Internet (Editorial UOC, 2007 -
written in Spanish)

Mark Deuze, Media Work (Polity Press, 2007)

Daniel Downes, Interactive Realism: The Poetics Of Cyberspace
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005)

Susan Driver, Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and
Creating Media (Peter Lang, 2007)

Anthony Dunne, Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic
Experience, and Critical Design (MIT Press, 2005)

David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu, and Richard Schmalensee, Invisible
Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform
Industries (MIT Press, 2006)

Herve Fischer and Rhonda Mullins, Digital Shock: Confronting the New
Reality (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006)

Anthony Fung, Global Capital, Local Culture: Transnational Media
Corporations in China (Peter Lang, 2008)

Martin Hand, Making Digital Cultures: Access, Interactivity, and
Authenticity (Ashgate, 2008)

Kristen Haring, Ham Radio's Technical Culture (MIT Press, 2007)

Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, eds, Small Tech: The
Culture of Digital Tools (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

N. Katherine Hayles, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the
Literary (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008)

Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, eds, Understanding Knowledge as a
Commons: From Theory to Practice (MIT Press, 2007)

Tim Jordan, Hacking: Digital Media and Technological Determinism
(Polity, 2008)

Eduardo Kac, ed, Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (MIT Press, 2007)

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic
Imagination (MIT Press, 2008)

Sharon Kleinman, ed, Displacing Place: Mobile Communication in the
Twenty-First Century (Peter Lang, 2007)

Stephen Kline, Nick Dyer-Witheford, and Greig De Peuter, Digital Play:
The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing (McGill-Queen’s
University Press, 2003)

Christophe Lécuyer, Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of
High Tech, 1930-1970 (MIT Press, 2006)

Rich Ling, New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication Is Reshaping
Social Cohesion (MIT Press, 2008)

Eugene Loos, Leslie Haddon, and Enid Mante-Meijer, The Social Dynamics
of Information and Communication Technology (Ashgate, 2008)

Geert Lovink, Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture
(Routledge, 2008)

Geert Lovink and Trebor Scholz, eds, The Art of Free Cooperation
(Autonomedia, 2007)

Annette N. Markham and Nancy K. Baym, eds, Internet Inquiry:
Conversations About Method (Sage, 2009)

Sharon R. Mazzarella, ed, 20 Questions About Youth & the Media (Peter
Lang, 2007)

Paul D. Miller, ed, Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture
(MIT Press, 2008)

Kathryn C. Montgomery, Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and
Childhood in the Age of the Internet (MIT Press, 2007)

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and Ramona S. McNeal, Digital
Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation (MIT Press, 2008)

David E. Nye, Technology Matters: Questions to Live By (MIT Press, 2006)

Lisa Nakamura, Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet
(University of Minnesota, 2008)

Kate O'Riordan and David J. Phillips, Queer Online: Media Technology and
Sexuality (Peter Lang, 2007)

Laikwan Pang, Cultural Control and Globalization in Asia: Copyright,
Piracy and Cinema (Routledge, 2006)

Amelia Sanz and Dolores Romero, Literatures in the Digital Era: Theory
and Praxis (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)

Shayla Thiel Stern, Instant Identity: Adolescent Girls and the World of
Instant Messaging (Peter Lang, 2007)

Tanja Storsul and Dagny Stuedahl, Ambivalence Towards Convergence:
Digitalization and Media Change (Nordicom, 2007)

Melanie Swalwell and Jason Wilson, Pleasures Of Computer Gaming: Essays
on Cultural History, Theory and Aesthetics (McFarland, 2008)

May Thorseth and Charles Ess, eds, Technology in a Multicultural and
Global Society (NTNU University Press, 2005)

Kim Toffoletti, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and
the Posthuman Body (I. B. Tauris, 2007)

Sherry Turkle, ed, Evocative Objects: Things We Think With (MIT Press, 2007)

Joseph Turow, Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age
(MIT Press, 2006)

Victoria Vesna, ed, Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information
Overflow (University of Minnesota, 2007)

Barry Wellman and Caroline Haythornthwaite, eds, The Internet in
Everyday Life (Blackwell, 2002)

Zach Whalen and Laurie N. Taylor, eds, Playing the Past: History and
Nostalgia in Video Games (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008)

David Wills, Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics
(University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

if YOU are an author/editor of a book related to cyberculture and
contemporary media and you do not see your book on the list below,
please send a review copy (or, better yet, 2-3 copies) to:

David Silver/RCCS
Department of Media Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

i am especially interested in reviewing books published outside the US
and UK and books written in languages other than english.

PLEASE NOTE: RCCS is a one-person operation. the last two RCCS call for
reviewers generated between 200-250 requests to review books. for that
reason, i ask two things: please follow the instructions above and
please be patient. if the book or books you have selected have already
been assigned to another reviewer, i will do my best to work with you to
find another book for review.

david silver
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