Fast Capitalism 15.1
It is with great pleasure to announce Fast Capitalism’s newest release, issue 15.1. Housed in the University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Theory since 2005, Fast Capitalism has worked to serve as an interdisciplinary academic journal for the social sciences and humanities. For now thirteen years, fifteen volumes, and nineteen issues (with a 1.2 issue in 2005, a 2.2 issue in 2006, a 5.2 issue in 2009, and an 8.2 issue in 2011), we have been publishing reviewed scholarship and critical essays about the impact of rapidly changing information and communication technologies on self, society and culture in the 21st century.
This new issue contains eight essays, and issue 15.1 continues to place emphasis the sped-up nature of capitalism. The topics in this new issue range from the fear digital natives have of being without their phone (Bernardini 2018) to “The Politics of Ark Activism, Collaborative Conservation, and Sponsored Survival at Museums” (Luke 2018). These eight submissions are wide-ranging in theme and discipline, but they all manage to bring forth a political focus rooted in critical theory.
This issue also marks the final volume with Dr. Timothy Luke (University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) as editor. He will be stepping back to Co-Editor, and Dr. David Arditi (Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Theory at UTA) will be stepping up as Editor.