Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC) wishes to engage international scholars in a critical debate about the relationship between communication, culture and society in the 21st century.
WPCC is a peer-reviewed journal, published online. The interdisciplinary nature of the field of Media and Cultural Studies is reflected in the diverse methods, contexts and themes of the papers published. Areas of interest include – but are not limited to – the history and political economy of the media, popular culture, media users and producers, political communication and developments arising from digital technologies in the context of an increasingly globalized and networked world.
Contributions from both established scholars and those at the beginning of their academic career are equally welcome.
Research articles on a variety of privacy topics, an interview with leading surveillance scholar Mark Andrejevic and some reflections on Vance Packard’s prophetic classic The Secret Society form the content of WPCC’s latest issue published 31 October 2017.
Redesigning or Redefining Privacy?
Shabnam Moinipour, Pinelopi Troullinou
Rethinking Privacy: A Feminist Approach to Privacy Rights after Snowden
Privacy Shields for Whom? Key Actors and Privacy Discourses on Twitter and in Newspapers
Cristín O'Rourke, Aphra Kerr
Visibility, Power and Citizen Intervention The Five Eyes and New Zealand’s Southern Cross Cable
What is a Good Secure Messaging Tool? The EFF Secure Messaging Scorecard and the Shaping of Digital (Usable) Security
Francesca Musiani, Ksenia Ermoshina
Rethinking Privacy and Freedom of Expression in the Digital Era: An Interview with Mark Andrejevic
Undresssing with the Lights On: Surveillance and The Naked Society in a Digital Era
Posted on 06 Nov 2017
WPCC's issue on Radio and Revolution is now published and complete. In addition to the editorial on 'Radio, Communities and Social Change' the line-up was as follows.
History of Struggle: The Global Story of Community Broadcasting Practices, or a Brief History of Community Radio by Gretchen King
Freedom Waves: Giving People a Voice and Turning It Up! Tuning into the Free Radio Network in the Basque Country by Jason Diaux, Ion Andoni del Amo and Arkaitz Letamendia
Radio as a Recruiting Medium in Zimbabwe’s Liberation Struggle
by Everette Ndlovu
Invisible Revolutions: Free Radio Music Programming in Barcelona
by Lola Costa Gálvez
Posted on 07 Sep 2017
As China continues its global economic rise, Chinese media have been tasked with making Beijing’s official voice heard and understood in the world. Eight years after the launch of an accelerated ‘media going-out’ policy, however, the nature and impact of that policy are still contested. It was originally billed as part of a government-led drive to accrue ‘soft power’ for China, but is that still the case under the presidency of Xi Jinping?
Prospective authors of research articles of between 6,000-8,000 words including notes and references are encouraged to send a 250-word abstract to WPCC2015@gmail.com no later than end 31st August 2017
Posted on 12 Jul 2017