Dr. Vincent Mosco

Vincent Mosco (Ph.D, Harvard) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University and Distinguished Professor of Communication, New Media Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai. At Queen's he was Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society and head of the Department of Sociology. His research interests include the political economy of communication, the social impacts of information technology, and communication policy. Dr. Mosco is the author or editor of twenty-two books including The Digital Sublime (2004) and The Political Economy of Communication (2009). His To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World, was named a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. His latest book is Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society, published by Emerald in November 2017.


What's New:

Published the paper "A Critical Perspective on the Post-Internet World" in Javnost/The Public, a special 25th Anniversary issue of the journal, February, 2018. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UjKI94uqU7iZmddaU2n9/full


Paperback edition of Handbook on the Economics of the Internet published. It contains my chapter with Patricia Mazepa on "A Political Economic Approach to the Internet." http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-on-the-economics-of-the-internet  January 2018.


NEW BOOK: Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society. London: Emerald, November, 2017. Paperbound: http://bit.ly/2vtvQwf

Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/2yBaVKw


Podcast discussing Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society. https://soundcloud.com/user-163454702-828217667/will-democracy-survive-the-next-internet


Free chapter of my new book Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society https://www.book2look.com/book/yKdKUyNthx


Published "Review: Critical perspectives on work and employment in globalizing India (eds: Ernesto Noronha & Premilla D'Cruz)" in Work Organisation, Labour, and Globalisation​, Vol. 11, No. 2, December 2017.


Published the chapter "The Next Internet" in the book Carbon, Capitalism, and Communication, edited by Benedetta Brevini and Graham Murdock, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2017.


Reached agreement with East China Normal University Press to publish the book The Political Economy of Communication: China Case Studies, co-authored with Cao Jin, November 2017.


Appointed to the editorial board of the journal Telematics and Informatics, October, 2017.


Spoke on  "Will Democracy Survive the Next Internet," Concordia University, Montreal, October 12, 2017. 

Published "Shadow of the Golem in Silicon Valley" in IAI News, theme issue Don't be Evil, London, UK, September 2017 https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/shadow-of-the-golem-myths-in-silicon-valleyauid-880-auid-880


Submitted the chapter "What is Media? The Next Internet" forthcoming in the book What is Media? edited by Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz, Chicago: Intellect Ltd/University of Chicago Press, August 2017


Revised and updated my article "The Political Economy of Communication" for the Oxford Online Bibliography, July 2017.


Completed preface to the book Media, Ideology, and Hegemony, ed. by Savas Coban, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming, May 2017.


Interview in Retina, EL PAÍS Economía on Cloud Computing, April, 2017, http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/04/20/tendencias/1492697204_175191.html


My article with Ian Nagy "Political Economy of Media Effects" has been published in the International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, April, 2017.


My book To the Cloud has been translated and published in China. Beijing: Renmin University Press, March 2017.


Submitted the manuscript for The Political Economy of Communication: Case Studies from China, co-authored with Cao Jin, East China Normal University Press, March 2017.


Submitted the edited collection Critical Communication: Western Perspectives to East China Normal University Press for use across China. It is edited with Cao Jin who wrote the Chinese introduction and the articles by leading Western scholars is to be published in English, February 2017.


Wrote "Introduction" to the four book series Digital Labour: Western Perspectives edited by Jianhua Yao, for distribution in China.