About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Peer Review Process
When Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke founded Fast Capitalism, they were frustrated by traditional so-called refereed journals that use peer reviewing as a political shield. We are convinced that editing is undecidedly authorial work, which is to say that editors have a great deal of control over what they publish-picking reviewers, reading and interpreting reviews, passing advice back to authors, making final editorial decisions. The process is far from objectively grounded in a Platonic notion of quality or merit. It is, as all readings are, political. We resist and deplore the editorial will to power, which pretends that there is an Archimedean standard of quality that is external to the busy, muddy literary work that underlies intellectual life. We expose submitted papers to multiple sets of reviewer eyeballs, but we never pretend that peer review is a value-free, positivist process certain to extrude "excellence" from authors.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Center for Theory
Founding editor Ben Agger established FAST CAPITALISM. Since its inception, the journal has been co-edited by Agger and Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech in 2005. Over the past ten years, the journal has published 16 issues with one or two coming out every year. Two issues have been republished, with further editing and additional material, as successful print books. Today, the journal is edited by David Arditi, Associate Professor of Sociology at UTA and co-edited by Timothy Luke.