Patricia G Lange
John G. Douglass (Statistical Research, Inc. / University of Arizona), General Editor
Stephen Acabado (University of California, Los Angeles)
Koh Keng We (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Christine Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)
Laura Matthew (Marquette University)
Martin Gibbs (University of New England, Armidale, Australia)
Sara Gonzalez (University of Washington)
Steven W. Hackel (University of California, Riverside)
Stacie M. King (Indiana University)
Rafael de Bivar Marquese (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Lee Panich (Santa Clara University)
Christopher R. DeCorse (University of Syracuse)
Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Christopher Rodning (Tulane University)
Lynette Russell (Monash University, Australia)
Natalie Swanepoel (University of South Africa)
Juliet Wiersema (University of Texas, San Antonio)
The University Press of Colorado is accepting manuscripts for publication in our Global Colonialism series, a collection of nonfiction books that investigate the effects of colonialism globally on both colonizers and the colonized. Books in the series will be selected from across a variety of fields, including archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, and history.
Conquest and colonization have characterized the human experience from the time of the emergence of state-level societies. We invite global case studies, from the earliest known examples in antiquity to the current day, as well as more synthetic works that study the ties between areas connected by colonialism. Books in this series should study colonial processes at a local level, while also examining how these processes connect to larger spheres and themes.
All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editors and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.
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Patricia G. Lange is an anthropologist and associate professor of critical studies (undergraduate program) and visual and critical studies (graduate program) at California College of the Arts. She is also the author of Kids on YouTube: Technical Identities and Digital Literacies. She produced and directed the ethnographic film Hey Watch This! Sharing the Self through Media and has been widely published in numerous journals.
An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube
Patricia G. Lange is the 2020 recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression from the National Communication Association, for her book Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube!
From the NCA:
Lange’s work highlights the value of self-expression and freedom of expression on the world’s largest video hosting site, You Tube. This 12-year participant-observation ethnography poignantly uncovers the journey of YouTubers as they negotiate their mediated sociality through the making and sharing of videos. The themes presented in this work include the establishment of a community of vloggers, who sought respite from the barriers and oversight of corporate media. The early users of the site harnessed the emancipatory potential of the digital sphere until the site was purchased itself and became yet another corporate entity with all of the requisite regulations, monetization and subscription policies along with content censorship, which serve as a threat to free speech on this social networking site platform.