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  Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies


    Call for Papers: Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth

Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on 
Information/Control <http://bit.ly/2mNGObJ>


*Guest Editors: Stacy E. Wood & James Lowry*

In his 1992 “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” Gilles Deleuze 
diagnosed our society as a control society. He argued that the closure 
and containment that characterized the subject and the state - 
previously described by Michel Foucault as the product of modernity - 
was giving way to a much more complex set of sociotechnical 
configurations that blurred the boundaries and limits of control. Within 
the context of information studies, the concept of control has its own 
particular legacies. Posed as the cure to a natural chaos, the 
discipline’s pursuit of authority control, bibliographic control, and 
controlled vocabularies represent a field epistemologically invested in 

Since Deleuze's diagnosis, contemporary information systems and 
technologies have enabled unprecedented forms of control to permeate 
life at multiple levels, from the molecular to the global: From the 
manipulation of bioinformatic elements through gene sequencing to mass 
data collection policies, the relationship between information and 
control is increasingly entangled as they are threaded through our 
personal, professional, and public lives. Yet, as forms and mechanisms 
of control become more granular, the traditional modes of information 
control are challenged and the figure of the “gatekeeper” recedes. New 
evidential paradigms signified by the diagnostic of “post-truth,” new 
forms of consensus building via algorithmic logic, and a breakdown of 
the boundaries of information literacy all signify a challenge to 
traditional understandings of information control.

This poses a challenge and opportunity for information scholars and 
researchers to engage with ideas and concepts around the society of 
control, across disciplines. By foregrounding the mechanisms, intended 
purposes, and unintended effects of the relationship between control and 
information, this special issue will provide a forum to explore and 
critically engage an as yet underdeveloped line of thinking.

The scope of this issue might include research on:

  * Editorial control, citizen journalism and “alt-facts”
  * Informational panopticons; data gathering, aggregation and re-use in
    the context of the international rise of the Right
  * Obfuscation, counterveillance and information activism
  * Analyses of information policy, including approaches to classifying
    and redacting
  * Political discourses about leaks, breaches and other forms of loss
    of control
  * Other overt and/or covert uses of records and information in the
    “society of control”
  * Technologies and techniques of control within information systems
      o Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
      o The “politics of metadata” in relation to state control

*Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017*


    Types of Submissions

JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

  * Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  * Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  * Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  * Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  * Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)

Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by 
two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one 
referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review 
by the issue editor(s).

    Contacts: Guest Editors

  * Stacy E. Wood, University of California, Los Angeles:
    stacyewood at gmail.com <mailto:stacyewood at gmail.com>
  * James Lowry, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies:
    jlowry at liverpool.ac.uk <mailto:jlowry at liverpool.ac.uk>

  Submission Guidelines for Authors

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes 
submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and 
practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the 
intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but 
the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been 
published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that 
have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible 

    Citation Style

JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16 
<http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html> as the official citation 
style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should 
employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a 
bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the 

    Submission Process

Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS’ online submission system 
<http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis>) by *November 
30th, 2017*. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be 
submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the 
review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  * Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and
    should not include information identifying the author(s) or their
    institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an
    abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are
    reviewed for publication.
  * The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone
    file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract,
    page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and
    author information should be submitted through the submission platform.


ISSN: 2572-1364

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