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Re: <nettime> some more nuanced thoughts on publishing, editing, reading
McLaughlin, Lisa M. Dr. on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:40:44 +0200 (CEST)


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Gary, I agree that this is an excellent piece. Thanks very much for the
reference. It does give me qualms about editing a Taylor & Francis/Informa
journal. It has been difficult enough to know that I've been engaging in
free labor for a mega-conglomerate that operates as a cartel, but to find
out that the mega-conglomerate is clearly working for the
military-industrial complex and actively courting the described
geo-political connections is very disturbing indeed.

It does make me feel that I was correct in announcing that I'm stepping down
from editing Feminist Media Studies at our last editorial board meeting. I
always will defend the quality, importance, and the ethics of the journal,
but it does bother me that a progressive, critical journal (the only
international journal to focus on feminist media studies broadly) is one of
the 'properties' being exploited by Informa. Or, perhaps I should say that I
don't wish to ally with Informa because it's not the kind of company that I
like to keep.

I also appreciate Brian's insightful, analytical response to Gary's message
and Ted's piece on academic journal publishing.

Best regards,

Lisa

On 7/27/11 3:18 PM, "Brian Holmes" <bhcontinentaldrift {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/27/2011 06:38 AM, Gary Hall wrote:
>
>> one piece I've found helpful is Ted
>> Striphas's (2010) 'Acknowledged Goods: Cultural Studies and the Politics
>> of Academic Journal Publishing',  Communication and Cultural/Critical
>> Studies, 7 (1), 3-25
>> There's an 'open' pre-print version here:
>> http://tandfprod.literatumonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14791420903527798
>
> This is an excellent piece, many thanks. It cuts to the heart of our
> current debate. Reading it, one might also feel shocked at the rarity of
> critical reflection on the technological and organizational conditions
> of knowledge production in the universities. Here at last someone puts a
> finger on academic alienation from the means of production and
> distribution. And the point of the reflection is to act, to change the
> hyper-competitive for-profit system of publication that effectuates a
> privatization of knowledge.
 <...>


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