books

monographs and edited volumes

Allmer, Thomas. 2015. Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification. London: Routledge. click for more

  • This book is an essential must-read for anyone who cares about the Internet and wants to know why we should (dis)like Facebook.
    Christian Fuchs, author of Social Media: A Critical Introduction
  • Anyone concerned with our possible futures needs to read it.
    Graham Murdock, Professor of Culture and Economy, Loughborough University
  • Jandrić, Petar. 2016. Book Review of ‘Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification’ by Thomas Allmer. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory 7 (1): 1-3. click for PDF
  • Dong, Lin. 2016. Book Review of ‘Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification’ by Thomas Allmer. Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication 63 (3): 275-276. click for PDF

Allmer, Thomas. 2012. Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. click for more

  • This is a book that maps out an important critical direction for the future of internet and surveillance studies: Allmer deserves our thanks for helping to show the way.
    Mark Andrejevic, author of Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched
  • Trottier, Daniel. 2012. Book Review of Allmer’s Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism. Surveillance & Society 10 (2): 202-203. click for PDF
  • Amon Prodnik, Jernej. 2012. The ‘Austrian School of Critical Political Economy’? A Review of Thomas Allmer’s Book ‘Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism’. tripleC 10 (2): 771-774. click for PDF

Sandoval, Marisol, Christian Fuchs, Jernej A. Prodnik, Sebastian Sevignani, and Thomas Allmer, eds. 2014. Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorizing Digital Labour and Virtual Work: Definitions, Forms and Transformations. Special Issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 12 (2). click for URL

Sandoval, Marisol, Sebastian Sevignani, Alexander Rehbogen, Thomas Allmer, Matthias Hager, and Verena Kreilinger, eds. 2011. Bildung MACHT Gesellschaft [Education-Power-Society]. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot. click for more here (in German) and here (in German)

  • Becker, Lena. 2011. Rezension zu Marisol Sandoval u.a.: Bildung MACHT Gesellschaft [Review of Marisol Sandoval et al.: Education-Power-Society]. socialnet. click for URL (in German)
  • Spielker, Nils. 2011. Buchbesprechung: ‘Was passiert?’ – ‘Bildung MACHT Gesellschaft’ [Book Review: 'What happens?' - 'Education-Power-Society']. Wem gehört die Welt? click for URL (in German)