What follows from decisions to outsource modes of creation and funding to consumers? This is the question posed by a new open access book –CULTURAL CROWDFUNDING: Platform Capitalism, Labour and Globalization that considers how platforms are used to organize cultural labour following a logic of suggestion rather than overt injunction. Four key areas are considered: the … Continue reading Crowdfunding for culture: Origins of a new system or no alternative at all? →
The University of Westminster Press launched its first title for MA students on study skills in media and communications courses. Author Doug Specht, Director of Teaching and Learning School of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster explained the origins of The Media and Communications Study Skills Guide at a-well attended event at Westminster’s … Continue reading Media and Communications Study Skills – new title →
UWP launches a brand new journal: Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman
Another landmark reached. Over 200 unique authors or editors have contributed to UWP books and journals from over 30 countries. The top 10 countries in order of author numbers are: UK, USA, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, Australia, Brazil, Germany with China, China (Hong Kong), Ireland, Netherlands and Russia in joint 10th place. From the University … Continue reading 200 authors contribute to UWP books and journals →
The open access book series Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series from the University of Westminster Press, reaches 100,000 views and downloads.
Call for Papers for AI for Everyone? Critical Perspectives (Open access peer-review edited book volume) Publisher: University of Westminster Press Series: Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies Editor: Pieter Verdegem (University of Westminster) INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION This collection of contributions brings together critical debates about Artificial Intelligence (AI) to interrogate how we should understand … Continue reading Call for Papers — AI for Everyone? Critical Perspectives →
as new reports emerge concerning male bias in AI … etc’ (from WPCC editorial). As a new WPCC issue on Media Activism is published editors, Anastasia Denisova and Michaela O’Brien highlight the key issues for the issue in their editorial ‘From High Visibility to High Vulnerability: Feminist, Postcolonial and Anti-Gentrification Activism at Risk‘. What follows … Continue reading The rallying cry of ‘We should all be feminists’ (C. N. Adichie) is turning into ‘We should all be activists …’ →
‘What does it mean to judge when there is no general and universal norm to define what is right and what is wrong? Can laws be absent and is law always necessary? ‘ Our latest open access book title Dies Irae is out now. Jean-Luc Nancy’s reflection on nature and basis of law and judgement … Continue reading Judgement Day! →
The University of Westminster Press features in a recent survey article published by Research Information on aspects of the changes affecting scholarly communications and university press publishing, The full article also draws on perspectives from Cambridge University Press, the University of Michigan Press and Bristol University Press as well as comments from UWP Press Manager, … Continue reading ‘Influx of New University Presses’ — change accelerating in academic publishing. →
Special collections on ‘Journalism and the Digital Challenge’, ‘Censorship and Propaganda’ and ’Television Studies’ have been released by WPCC. Freshly compiled the special collections bring together previously published material on these related general themes from all our previous issues that included relevant content. Over a longer period many more additional collections will be added to … Continue reading WPPC release special collections on Journalism and Digital Challenge & … →
Bubbles and Machines: Gender, Information and Financial Crises by Micky Lee becomes 10th title in Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series
Destination London co-editor Andrew Smith explains how London's tourism economy is rapidly expanding.
One of the questions we have been asked about establishing a new university press is 'how long does it take'? So we have recently reviewed on our history and experience detailing the University of Westminster Press timeline below.
Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy will be published and launched on the 22nd of May at 18.00, the Boardroom, University of Westminster 309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW. This book provides a fascinating account of tourism development in London, one of the world’s most visited destinations and a place where the visitor … Continue reading Event to mark launch of Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy →
The experiences of young men and women at the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) in the heart of London provide a fascinating case study of evacuation, and glimpses into the everyday perceptions of evacuees.
Delighted to announce the arrival of UWP 2019 catalogue. Forty-six pages of books and journals. All UWP published titles are open access.
With the UK media running features on Rutger Bregman, his call for tax tax tax and Utopia for Realists UWP has published a manifesto proposing commons-based peer production as the surest way to harness technology for the benefit of all. P2P it argues is a new system of value creation. It is offers the virtues … Continue reading A Manifesto for 2019 and Beyond? →
UWP’s latest history title is published. A great resource for lecturers, students and general readers Mark Clapson reflects on civilian experience of that now dominant form of warfare, bombing, from the point at which it was feared and anticipated to recent times including efforts of memorialisation and reconstruction. He discusses the debate around the ‘myth … Continue reading The Blitz Companion by Mark Clapson, published →
A new title by Mark Clapson is to be published on Wednesday the 3rd of April. We are welcoming its arrival at the University, 309 Regent Street, Boardroom from 18.00. The work of a number of years teaching and research, the book is uniquely comparative in looking at the experience of civilians in a number … Continue reading The Blitz Companion – here 3rd April →
There is another way. Peer to peer and the commons … A forthcoming CAMRI Research event this Thursday, for Peer to Peer: A Commons Manifesto by Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis and Alex Pazaitis researchers and activists in the world of P2P (Peer to Peer). Participants will discuss what is needed to create the transition to … Continue reading Event March 21st – Peer to Peer: A Commons Manifesto, book launch seminar →