[p2p-research] Fwd: Information from Communalism: August 2009
michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 17:35:42 CEST 2009
communalism is not an academic journal, but a movement journal ...
undoubtedly, the way research is vetted will change, as will the forms in
which it is distributed ...
I haven't followed the field close enough but there are different attempts
to go beyond this and peer review and I agree this is a theme we should
tackle in the future ...
this being said we need different media for ultrashort message, long books
and everything in between; changing institutional habits takes time however
you will have noticed that people associated with oekonux and the p2p
foundation still seem enthusiastic to start their own journal, I guess it's
part of the process of social acceptance ...
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Ryan Lanham <rlanham1963 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I note your sending out a communication copied below on the redo of the
> journal Communalism. Neat idea for a journal...if it was 20 years ago.
> I have spent considerable time thinking lately about journals--academic
> journals. I have come to the considered rather than flippant conclusion
> that they are absurd. No one wins. So the serious question must be
> called...again and again if necessary, why are we making these things!?!
> I understand they offer a forum for a particular type of writing. But they
> are resource wasteful, first, and of doubtful utility second, all things
> considered. Really they exist to advance a career agenda for academics that
> is, by most I talk with, also absurd. So if this is patently absurd for
> most who consider it in the whole, why continue?
> I propose the Foundation for P2P Alternatives consider putting on
> conference sometime called, "Is Peer Review a Peer Process?" Maybe this
> would fit into one of the buckets you and Athina have on the stove. I would
> actually opt for the more tendenious title of "Why isn't Peer Review a Peer
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 4:02 AM, Michel Bauwens <michelsub2004 at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Eirik Eiglad <editor at communalism.net>
>> Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 3:49 PM
>> Subject: Information from Communalism: August 2009
>> To: information at communalism.net
>> *Information from Communalism*
>> International Journal for a Rational Society
>> August 18th, 2009
>> Update August 2009:
>> *Communalism* announce:
>> New journal will be presented in December
>> As many of you have noticed already, we are planning a major update of
>> this journal. Now we are proud to announce what these changes will come in
>> December this year.
>> Social ecology needs an international journal that is relevant to
>> activists and sympathizers, and we seek to provide this. From this December,
>> we will start publishing 3 issues per year of the journal. Each issue will
>> consist of several theoretical essays as well as shorter political articles,
>> and we hope it can be used to support your own organizational efforts. In
>> addition to start producing a printed journal, *Communalism* will also
>> start a publishing house for books and pamphlets, and we will make a new and
>> more accessible website. This will all be an English-language project,
>> directed towards an international audience.
>> More information about the development of this project will be sent out to
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