Culture, Theory and Critique
Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures. This reconceptualisation of critical theories is achieved by:
- assessing how well theories emerging from particular spatial, cultural, geographical and historical contexts travel and translate into new conjunctures;
- confronting theories with their limitations and aporias through immanent critique or application to specific social, political or cultural phenomena;
- interfacing theories from different intellectual, disciplinary and institutional settings.
Given its interdisciplinary character, Culture, Theory and Critique will appeal to anyone working at the interface between disciplines such as anthropology, critical geography, critical race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, ecology, gender, sexuality and queer studies, historiography, literary theory and criticism, film studies, media studies, philosophy, postcolonialism, science and technology studies, social and political theory and visual culture.
Culture, Theory and Critique is an international as well as interdisciplinary journal whose success depends on contributions from a variety of sources, so that debate between different perspectives can be stimulated. One of the aims of the journal is to break down theoretical hierarchies and latent intellectual hegemonies. To this end, every endeavour will be made to incorporate perspectives from diverse cultural, intellectual and geographical contexts. We therefore particularly encourage work which addresses and contextualizes theories, texts (including cinema, media, fine arts, scientific treatises, etc.), and ethnographic material produced outside of North America and Western Europe. We also encourage submissions of original English translations or introductions / summaries of critical theory works originally published in other languages.