The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies. Edited by Marika Cifor (Bowdoin College) and Jamie A. Lee (University of Arizona), submissions may address:
- Increasing challenges to information ethics;
- Shifting practices among community and institutional information environments;
- The use of private contractors in government archives and public libraries;
- The entanglement of governmental and educational institutions, libraries and neoliberal policies, worldviews, and values;
- Information’s relationship to the economic market/political economy of information more broadly;
- Neoliberal conceptions of information and knowledge;
- Intellectual and affective labor in contemporary LIS environments;
- Libraries and archives as sites of resistance;
- The prevalence of neoliberal discourse in LIS research;
- The influence of neoliberalism on labor practices in libraries, archives, museums or other information centers; and
- Economic inequalities and global justice.
Manuscripts are due by April 30, 2018.
This post was produced through a cooperation among Erica Hayes, Matt Huculak, Colette Hayes, and Amber D'Ambrosio (Editors-at-large for the week), Sarah Melton (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).