International Handbook of Internet Research - Vol 2
Ed. collection, 17. July 2017.
Call for Abstracts for Chapters
Volume 2 of the International Handbook of Internet Research
(editors Jeremy Hunsinger, Lisbeth Klastrup, and Matthew Allen)
Abstracts due July 17; full chapters due Sept. 1 2017
After the remarkable success of the first International Handbook of Internet Research (2010), Springer has contracted with its editors to produce a second volume. This new volume will be arranged in two sections, that address one of two different aspects of internet research: foundations, and futures. Each of these meta-themes will have its own section of the new handbook.
Foundations will approach a method, a theory, a perspective, a topic or field that has been and is still a location of significant internet research. These chapters will engage with the current and historical scholarly literature through extended reviews and also as a way of developing insights into the internet and internet research. Futures will engage with the directions the field of internet research might take over the next five years. These chapters will engage current methods, topics, perspectives, or fields that will expand and re-invent the field of internet research, particularly in light of emerging social and technological trends. The material for these chapters will define the topic they describe within the framework of internet research so that it can be understand as a place of future inquiry.
We value the way in which this call for papers will itself shape the contents, themes, and coverage of the Handbook. We encourage potential authors to present abstracts that will consolidate current internet research, critically analyse its directions past and future, and re-invent the field for the decade to come. Contributions about the internet and internet research are sought from scholars in any discipline, and from many points of view. We therefore invite internet researchers working within the fields of communication, culture, politics, sociology, law and privacy, aesthetics, games and play, surveillance and mobility, amongst others, to consider contributing to the volume.
Initially, we ask scholars and researchers to submit an 500 word abstract detailing their own chapter for one of the two sections outlined above. The abstract must follow the format presented below. After the initial round of submissions, there may be a further call for papers and/or approaches to individuals to complete the volume. The final chapters will be chosen from the submitted abstracts by the editors or invited by the editors. The chapter writers will be notified of acceptance within 2 weeks. The chapters will be due September 2017, should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (inclusive of references, biographical statement and all other text).
Each abstract needs to be presented in the following form:
· Section (Either Foundations or Futures)
· Title of chapter
· Author name/s, institutional details
· Corresponding author’s email address
· Keywords (no more than 5)
· Abstract (no more than 500 words)
Please e-mail your abstract/s to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your submissions and working with you to produce another definitive collection of thought-provoking internet research.