Books

Monographs and edited volumes

Bilić, Paško and Thomas Allmer, eds. 2024. Critical Sociology of Media and Communication: Theoretical Contributions to a Disconnected Field. Symposium of Critical Sociology 50 (4-5), 581-812. https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/crsb/50/4-5


Allmer, Thomas, Sevda Can Arslan and Christian Fuchs, eds. 2024. Critical Perspectives on Digital Capitalism: Theories and Praxis. Special Issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 22 (1), 140-433.  https://doi.org/10.31269/triplec.v22i1.1501 (open access)


Allmer, Thomas. 2023. Universities and Academic Labour in Times of Digitalisation and Precarisation. Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003129776


Allmer, Thomas and Ergin Bulut, eds. 2018. Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism. Special Issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 16 (1), 44-240. https://doi.org/10.31269/triplec.v16i1.977 (open access)


Allmer, Thomas. 2015. Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification. Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315750491

  • This book is an essential must-read for anyone who cares about the Internet and wants to know why we should (dis)like Facebook.
    Christian Fuchs, author of Social Media: A Critical Introduction
  • Anyone concerned with our possible futures needs to read it.
    Graham Murdock, Professor of Culture and Economy, Loughborough University
  • Jandrić, Petar. 2016. Book Review of ‘Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification’ by Thomas Allmer. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory 7 (1): 1-3. click for PDF
  • Dong, Lin. 2016. Book Review of ‘Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification’ by Thomas Allmer. Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication 63 (3): 275-276. click for PDF


Allmer, Thomas. 2019. Kritická teorie a sociální média: Mezi emancipací a komodifikací. Translated by Miluš Kotišová. Prague: Filosofia. click for more (Czech translation)


Sandoval, Marisol, Christian Fuchs, Jernej A. Prodnik, Sebastian Sevignani, and Thomas Allmer, eds. 2014. Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorizing Digital Labour and Virtual Work: Definitions, Forms and Transformations. Special Issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 12 (2), 464-801. https://doi.org/10.31269/triplec.v12i2.631 (open access)


Allmer, Thomas. 2012. Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-01459-4

  • This is a book that maps out an important critical direction for the future of internet and surveillance studies: Allmer deserves our thanks for helping to show the way.
    Mark Andrejevic, author of Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched
  • Trottier, Daniel. 2012. Review of Allmer’s Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism. Surveillance & Society 10 (2): 202-203. https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v10i2.4438
  • Prodnik, Jernej Amon. 2012. The “Austrian School of Critical Political Economy”? A Review of Thomas Allmer’s Book “Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational Capitalism”. tripleC: Cognition, Communication & Co-operation 10 (2): 771-774. https://doi.org/10.31269/triplec.v10i2.452


Sandoval, Marisol, Sebastian Sevignani, Alexander Rehbogen, Thomas Allmer, Matthias Hager, and Verena Kreilinger, eds. 2011. Bildung MACHT Gesellschaft. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot. click for more (in German)