Tag Archives: Book reviews

Some reflections on being a book review editor

I’ve been the reviews editor for the journal Information, Communication & Society for a year or so. Things are going well with the journal. We get a very high number of article views and we are accessible through plenty of … Continue reading

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Antipode make their book reviews open access

Antipode have announced that from now on their book reviews will be open access on their website, rather than being in the journal. The journal Society and Space also has a similar arrangement. This seems to be working well. Society … Continue reading

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Katherine Hayles new book How We Think

I just came across Katherine Hayles new book How we Think. It looks like its is as interesting and creative as her previous work. I have been sent a review copy of the book, so if anybody reading this would … Continue reading

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The review section and a new issue of Information, Communication & Society on the tensions of participation and collaboration

A new special issue of Information, Communication & Society is out. It’s on the topic of the tensions of collaboration and participation in media. I’ve mentioned on here before that I’ve taken over as review editor at ICS. I’ve been … Continue reading


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Ruth Franklin on book reviewing

Ruth Franklin has put a version of a recent prize acceptance speech about book reviewing online. The piece tackles the dwindling force and volume of book reviews. The piece raises some interesting questions that face those who review for a … Continue reading

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Why bother writing book reviews?

Rachel Toor asks the question…here is an abbreviated version of her answer and here is the full length version.

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