In the fall of 2015 Ashgate (now Routledge) approved a contract for a new monograph book entitled Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media: Higher Diversities to be researched this year and next and published in 2017. In the meantime, Ashgate was purchased by Taylor and Francis and dissolved. Some of its book lists were absorbed into the Routledge imprint, which is a subsidiary of T & F. My book survived the transition and is now slated to be published under Routledge. Happily, my original editor, Neil Jordan, continues his employment as Sociology editor and will be continue to be my editor in these new circumstances. He suggested the book appear as a part of the series Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought, and I was pleased to agree with this and we are going ahead with its inclusion as such.
Update (Sept 2017): Everything has gone well with the writing process and the book is now in production. It is schedule to be published in March of 2018. You can find more information about it on Routledge’s website.