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(En)clave Comahue. Revista Patagónica de Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AAS Open Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abant Kültürel Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actes de la Journée des Sciences et Savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi / Adiyaman University Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 234)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Ágora de Heterodoxias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademik Bakış Uluslararası Hakemli Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AKADEMOS     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al Farabi Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AL-Qadissiya Magzine for Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aleph : UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aletheia : Revista de Desarrollo Humano, Educativo y Social Contemporáneo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Algarrobo-MEL     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Alinteri Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
Ambigua : Revista de Investigaciones sobre Género y Estudios Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Anais do Congresso de Pesquisa e Extensão e da Semana de Ciências Sociais da UEMG/Barbacena     Open Access  
Anais Eletrônicos do Congresso Epistemologias do Sul     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Análisis     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anduli : Revista Andaluza de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Anka E-Dergi     Open Access  
Ankara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Open Access  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbejdspapirer : Professionshøjskolen Metropol     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Argumentos : Revista do Departamento de Ciências Sociais da Unimontes     Open Access  
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Artvin Coruh University International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Quality of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Astrolabio, Nueva Época     Open Access  
Asya Araştırmaları Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi / Journal of Asian Studies     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Atatürk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Ateneo Chinese Studies Program Lecture Series     Open Access  
Aurum Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Population Studies     Open Access  
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Barn : Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Behavioural Sciences Undergraduate Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Beykent Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Bhakti Persada : Jurnal Aplikasi IPTEKS     Open Access  
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Journal of Social Science Institute     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Black Sea Journal of Public and Social Science     Open Access  
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Memoria     Open Access  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BU Academic Review     Open Access  
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Social Informatics Theory and Application     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Búsqueda     Open Access  
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas     Open Access  
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambio : Rivista sulle Trasformazioni Sociali     Open Access  
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Campos en Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Caradde : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chandrakasem Rajabhat University Journal of Graduate School     Open Access  
Changing Societies & Personalities     Open Access  
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Social Science and Management     Open Access  
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cidadania em Ação : Revista de Extensão e Cultura: Notícias     Open Access  
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciência ET Praxis     Open Access  
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Técnica y Mainstreaming Social     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Sociales y Religión/Ciências Sociais e Religião     Open Access  
CienciaUAT     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Científic@ : Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CMU Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Community Empowerment     Open Access  
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ConCiencia     Open Access  
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
CONTRA : RELATOS desde el Sur     Open Access  

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Critical Psychology
Number of Followers: 9  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1755-6341 - ISSN (Online) 1755-635X
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  • The alien subject of AI
    • Abstract: Immersed in the networks of artificial intelligences that are constantly learning from each other, the subject today is being configured by the automated architecture of a computational sovereignty (Bratton 2015). All levels of decision-making are harnessed in given sets of probabilities where the individuality of the subject is broken into endlessly divisable digits. These are specifically re-assembled at check points (Deleuze in Negotiations: 1972–1990, Columbia University Press, New York, 1995), in ever growing actions of predictive data (Cheney-Lippold in We are data and the making of our digital selves, NYU Press, New York, 2017), where consciousness is replaced by mindless computations (Daston in “The rule of rules”, lecture Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, November 21st, 2010). As a result of the automation of cognition, the subject has thus become ultimately deprived of the transcendental tool of reason. This article discusses the consequences of this crisis of conscious cognition by the hands of machines by asking whether the servo-mechanic model of technology can be overturned to expose the alien subject of artificial intelligence as a mode of thinking originating at, but also beyond, the transcendental schema of the self-determining subject. As much as the socio-affective qualities of the user have become the primary sources of capital abstraction, value, quantification and governmental control, so has technology, as the means of abstraction, itself changed nature. This article will suggest that the cybernetic network of communication has not only absorbed physical and cognitive labour into its circuits of reproduction, but is, more importantly, learning from human culture, through the data analysis of behaviours, the contextual use of content and the sourcing of knowledge. The theorisation of machine learning as involving a process of thinking will be taken here as a fundamental inspiration to argue that the expansion of an alien space of reasoning, envisioning the possibility of machine thinking against the servo-mechanic model of cybernetics.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • Subjectivity without physicality: machine, body and the signifying
           automaton
    • Abstract: Abstract The concept of the subject relies on humanist presuppositions. Regardless of whether purported to be decentred and posthumanist, the subject conceived in poststructuralist and philosophical terms remains anthropocentric and anthropomorphic. There is something irrecuperably Cartesian in the poststructuralist idea of the subject. Physicality, both bodily and that of the materiality of the machinic prosthesis, is barred from the constitution of the Self, as the real is barred but also foreclosed to it. The subject, therefore, is yet another philosophical phantasm, which in its material actuality is determined as an instance of the signifying automaton. I argue that the “posthumanist” self, if conceived in Marxian and non-philosophical terms, ought to be viewed as the radical dyad of the signifying automaton and the real. It renders Haraway’s notion of the Cyborg more radical and unravels its inhumanity rather than posthumanity.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • The subject of circulation: on the digital subject’s technical
           individuations
    • Abstract: Abstract The concept of the digital subject proposes that online subjectivity is a mediated construct. This article extends this concept by arguing that online subjectivity is not a property of human users, but of digital subjects enacted in circulating data. It develops the digital subject by, first, using Phillip Agre’s concept of “grammars of action” to argue that computational architectures exclude humans from the position of the user; and, second, using Gilbert Simondon’s and Yuk Hui’s philosophies of technology to posit the digital subject as a determinate technical entity that, as per Hui’s reworking of Simondon, inhabits a “digital milieu”. Online, this digital subject inverts the human–technology relationship. It individuates by entering circulation, excluding us from individuating whilst individuating us in turn. This article expands upon this claim by analysing projects by Amalia Ulman and Zach Blas and their thematisation of visibility, identity and authenticity in online subjectivity.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • Digital subjects: an introduction
    • PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • Subjects of value and digital personas: reshaping the bourgeois subject,
           unhinging property from personhood
    • Abstract: Abstract Social media may have brought about changes in our understanding of property and subjectivity. Contrary to the rhetoric of ‘sharing’ and ‘disruption’ associated with it, this paper proposes that these changes are far more dependent upon existing class-, race- and gender-based constructions of the subject and property ownership than is often assumed. Drawing upon interviews and findings from a study combining qualitative methods with Software Studies approaches, we argue that the bourgeois paradigm of ‘possessive individualism’ has been extended and capitalized through platforms such as Facebook. In doing so, the potential for capital to extract value from possessions and capacities (such as land and labour) has been extended to capture value from personal attributes (as data) through processes of curation and aggregation. In doing so, the ambiguity between property and propriety upon which the bourgeois subject was originally founded is expanded whilst simultaneously extending and exploiting the inequalities that this facilitates.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • Face abstraction! Biometric identities and authentic subjectivities in the
           truth practices of data
    • Abstract: On social media, the face—and the body—act as sites of subjectivity, whose authenticity is anchored in the “truth” of verifiable identity. This claim to authentic subjectivity is grounded in the promise of access to the “real person” as a biologically unique identity. Establishing the supposed truth of such identities is often done through using techniques such as facial biometrics. I demonstrate how contemporary data modalities construct biologically unique identities and authentic subjectivities as two end poles connected through data practices. These practices seek to designate “reality” in order to establish their own validity and usefulness. Overall, I argue that current data practices designate the face and the body as “the real world” to generate further forms of abstraction that can be anchored upon the indexical promises of physical truths. These data practices then process the biological, the socio-political, the imaginary, layering and stitching abstractions together.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
       
  • “No Narrative, No Self”' Reconsidering dementia counter-narratives
           in Tell Mrs Mill Her Husband Is Still Dead
    • Authors: Rebecca A. Bitenc
      Pages: 128 - 143
      Abstract: Abstract This paper probes the possibilities and limits of the concepts of “narrative identity”, and “counter-narrative” in dementia life writing. Considering first the problematic status of autopathographies by people with dementia as counter-narratives, it then moves on to explore collaborative life stories co-produced with persons suffering from dementia. Focusing on the collection Tell Mrs Mill Her Husband Is Still Dead (Clegg in Tell Mrs Mill Her Husband Is Still Dead, 2010), it draws on ideas from conversational storytelling and small story research to reconsider how identity claims and counter-narratives are made in collaborative dementia life writing. Despite the fact that life stories by people with dementia may be considered “broken narratives”, the present analysis highlights how people with dementia continue to use these fragmentary narratives to make identity claims, to critique their care environment, and to make sense of their often confusing world.
      PubDate: 2018-07-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-018-0049-y
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The constitution and the singular identity of the collective: who,
           ‘we’'
    • Abstract: Abstract Faced with problems of organizational belonging, it is necessary and relevant to approach singular collective identity: the ‘who, we'’ question as indexical. For this, approaches from social theory outside of the ‘organization’ field are employed in the analysis of three cases suggested as prototypical. First, the Narcotics Anonymous is seen to mystify its essential workings with a religious metaphor added to its appearance as a standardized civil society association. Second, a grass-roots-based collective of social youth work is viewed as struggling for recognition through a performative branding hidden behind a radically situated self-conception. Finally, a web-portal is modeled as co-authoring counseling with art and research and as reflecting itself as at once concrete and universal. This casts a new light on the issue of organizational belonging, which could be sufficiently grasped neither in the dominant functionalist approaches, nor in the systemic, institutionalist, or poststructuralist theories that oppose them.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
       
  • Visualizing the included subject: photography, progress narratives and
           intellectual disability
    • Abstract: Abstract By examining photographic depictions of subjects labeled as ‘intellectually disabled’, this article theorizes how photography performs the ideological function of producing narratives of historical progression. Recurrent representations of, on the one hand, a dark past of state institutionalization and repression and, on the other hand, the present as a time when intellectually disabled people are active, included and happy, function to locate oppression in a bygone era, which effectively obscures how power has transformed rather than disappeared. This relates to how the narrative break between the past exclusion and present inclusion conceals an inherent paradox in the constitution of intellectually disabled subjectivity; at the same time, members of this group are both included by citizenship and classified as lacking the necessary characteristics of the ideal citizen.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
       
  • Towards an agential realist concept of learning
    • Abstract: Abstract This article develops an agential realist concept of learning by thinking through existing learning theory and some of the discussions I consider essential in the field. Based on an excerpt from a field note, central concepts such as acquisition and transfer are rethought and the argument is made that intra-activity and ‘leaps’ are characteristic aspects of learning. Reconfigurations are seen as pivotal for this way of thinking about learning and break with the tendency to understand learning as either more of the same or as radical change. Finally, I relate the concept of learning developed in the article to other posthuman understandings of learning and discuss the contribution of agential realism.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
       
  • Governing the unemployable in the neurochemical age' The case of
           disability coding at the Public Employment Service
    • Abstract: Abstract This article considers the practice of disability detection and coding in the Swedish Public Employment Service (PES). By investigating and contrasting the governmental techniques for handling the category of ‘unemployable’ subjects on the one hand, and the self-understanding and ‘work on the self’ by the coded individuals on the other, it researches the role that the PES plays in the shaping of ‘disabled subjectivities’. Drawing on Dean’s analytical distinction, the analysis here contrasts two modes of subjectification: ‘governmental’ versus ‘ethical’ self-formation. By doing so, the article gives meaning to the fact that clients diagnosed with, or who aspire on receiving, neuropsychiatric diagnoses may sometimes refuse to view themselves as ‘disabled’. In such cases, a neuropsychiatric diagnosis may in fact constitute a platform for resisting governmentally encouraged subject-positions.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
       
  • Carnal legalities: affective lives within zones of counter-terrorism
           operation
    • Abstract: Abstract This article emerges from the anthropological fieldwork carried out in the eastern Ukraine from 2014 to 2015 and in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation between 2006 and 2009. Both locales, at a time of the research, were marked by proximity of the ongoing armed conflicts, and were legally defined as the “Zones of Counter-Terrorism Operation”. The legal status of the Zones not only suspended a number of laws and created new forms of violence, but also coexisted with the sense of everyday life being “normal” in spite of immanent albeit usually covert violence of ongoing disappearances and torture. Moreover, sustaining the status of the zones necessitated the systematic production of terrorists that depended on the massive fabrications of legal cases that in their own right relied on confessions and signatures acquired under torture or, quite often, on the killing and kidnapping of young men to present them as exterminated terrorists. This article does not present a comparative study between Chechen and eastern Ukrainian armed conflicts. Instead, it engages ethnographically with the notion of bespredel, literally limitlessness, which in these post-soviet spaces define affective conditions of life and is evoked to designate the unjust or violent actions of state agents. The article insists that the modalities of legal operations cannot be adequately understood through the analytical concepts of the “state of exception” and “thanatopolitics”; such do not pay sufficient attention to the short circuits and affectivity of the power effects. Rather, the article asks what kind of corporealities and sensibilities are presupposed, effected or failed to be so under such circumstances.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
       
  • Correction to: A performative and genealogical approach to the liminal
           subject’s social sustenance: the case of the disappeared detainees in
           Chile
    • Abstract: The reference sources for the following figures did not acknowledge their documentary collection of origin. The complete reference sources are: Fig. 4 ‘Where are they' Muriel Dockendorff Navarrete’ Association of Relatives of the Disappeared Detainees. Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Fondo Mosciatti Ezzio. Fig. 5 ‘Where are they'’ daughter of disappeared detained. April 18, 1979. In “20 años de historia de la Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos de Chile: un camino de imágenes” Santiago: Corporación Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos, 1997. Due to an error in figure 6 reference source, we show the correct reference source here: Fig. 6 ‘Where are they'’ posters from 1984, 1990, 2006, the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared Detainees. Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Fondo CINPRODH; Fondo Navarrete Faraldo Magdalena Principal author affiliation is not Language and Literature Department but Sociology Deparment at Alberto Hurtado University. The authors apologises for this errors.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • Languages of the self and nation in the Spanish 1960s
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, I argue that, during the 1960s when Spain was still under a dictatorial regime but immersed in deep changes, writers and filmmakers fabricated in their fictions innovative and indigenous ways of understanding subjectivity that exceeded expert knowledge and, to some extent, deviated from the restrictions imposed by the Franco regime. I choose the term “languages of the self” to refer to vernacular forms of self-deciphering which fabricate subjectivity, and to identify voices from the past that talk the self in relation to the nation. I use the lens of gender and queer theory to explore two different indigenous “languages of the self”: the fragmented, and the paralyzed, for which I develop the concept: “stagnated subjectivity.” Each case has different reparative implications for people’s intimate experience of the wounded nation after the Spanish Civil War.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • Foucault and the imagination: the roles of images in regimes of power and
           subjectivity
    • Abstract: Abstract The roles of imagination have been largely missed in Foucauldian literatures on subjectivity and constitutive practices of care for the self. His late inquiries into the practices by which the ancients pursued subject-formation have been situated, largely, within the ongoing debate over the relativity of his philosophical position on the question of the subject as such. In actuality imagination is crucial, I argue, for a Foucauldian understanding both of the processes of subjection by which western regimes have sought to govern human life as well as the practices by which we can nevertheless constitute ourselves as free subjects. The relationships between these processes of subjection and practices of freeing up the subject are not binary, however, and the different functions of imagination in these practices are complex. Liberating imagination requires, as argued here, hostility to the function of the image in constitution of the regimes that subject it.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • Synthetic subjectivation: technical media and the composition of posthuman
           subjects
    • Abstract: Abstract In the wake of post-structuralism and posthumanism, contemporary theory has struggled to conceptualize the subject without reproducing the human/technology dichotomy. Building on Deleuze and Guattari’s machinic ontology of desiring-production as synthesis, we develop the concept of synthetic subjectivation as an alternative. Synthetic subjectivation is a conjunctive event within a dynamic and recursive process that both results from and intervenes in a composition of material elements and embodied potentials, including organic, technical, and social elements. The subject is a subject of the composition, not of the organism or the technical machine. Deleuze and Guattari’s work serves as the basis of this approach, but, drawing on the media analysis of Friedrich Kittler, we rethink the syntheses as investments in a sociotechnical field. A case study of a university makerspace illustrates the concept. At stake in makerspaces, and in any context of subjectivation, is the autopoietic capacity of the composition to pilot desire and produce active, joyful subjects.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • A performative and genealogical approach to the liminal subject’s social
           sustenance: the case of the disappeared detainees in Chile
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper focuses on subject’s figuration in the case of existences that are suspended and in question. Examining the disappeared detainee of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile (1973–1990), it proposes and applies the strategy of the genealogy of socio-material devices to analyse how this subject has been performed since the crime’s aftermath through the acts of others who dispute versions of his/her identity over time. The term social sustenance names this process of subject persistence, based on the intended and unintended practices of other actors and things and the term liminal the subject sustained in society as an effect of successive, contingent and disputed acts. Through archival work and the analysis of textual, graphic and scenic artefacts, the paper traces the citational structure that in the play between biopolitical and resistance forces has sustained the disappeared detainee between 1973 and 1991 in Chile, granting this subject different statuses and capacities.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • Apocalypse, language, temporality: an alien encounter in Ted Chiang’s
           “Story of Your Life”
    • Abstract: Abstract What kind of event could destabilize, simultaneously, planetary trajectories and existential subjectivities' We argue that an encounter with an alien logic has the power to irrevocably dislodge common sense thinking from conventional spaces that have been molded into representational thought. To invoke such an experience, we draw on specific narrative elements in Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” as well as its cinematic adaptation, Arrival, to elucidate how subjectivity can become reconstructed, existentially, through language and time in very precise, yet nonlinear ways. Categorically speaking, this essay designates the highly interactive, embodied procedures involved in the production of subjectivity under a rubric of three: apocalypse, a solution to the non-zero-sum game and a planetary event of post-anthropocentric ramifications; language, a new use of symbols in affective and transformational communicativity; and temporality, a remembering of the future and a vision of self-destiny.
      PubDate: 2018-09-01
       
  • Care(less) encounters: early maternal distress and the haunted clinic
    • Authors: Meredith Stone; Renata Kokanović; Alex Broom
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper we consider early maternal distress and clinical care, drawing on narratives of women interviewed to populate an Australian health information website. We consider the notion of ‘care barriers’, which has become popular in the biomedical literature as a means of explaining why ‘not enough’ women seek out clinical care. As an alternative to barriers we propose ‘care entanglements’, offering a way of conceptualizing socioculturally situated and biographically embedded formalized care. In part we argue that clinical encounters are ‘haunted’ by women’s biographies, circulating discourses, and the relational clinical moment, which accounts for why some women reject formalized care. However we also contend that many women have in fact already ‘slipped through’ to the clinic, whether this be in their adoption of medical language to describe their distress, or in their enactments in designated clinical spaces. Finally we reflect more broadly on the maternal, care and distress.
      PubDate: 2018-04-26
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-018-0047-0
       
  • Miseducation: inequality, education and the working classes. Diane Reay
           (Policy Press, 2017)
    • Authors: Francesca Ashurst
      PubDate: 2018-04-16
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-018-0045-2
       
 
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