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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
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Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     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  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Critical Psychology
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   ISSN (Print) 1755-6341 - ISSN (Online) 1755-635X
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  • Carer narratives of fatigue and endurance in Japan and England
    • Authors: Jason Danely
      Abstract: Abstract Caring for an elderly person often requires constant attention, physically challenging tasks, and emotional strain, all of which accumulate over periods and manifest as fatigue. Despite the prevalence of descriptions of fatigue in carer narratives, and the massive clinical literature on ‘carer burden’ and ‘exhaustion’, the significance of fatigue as a component of care rather than a mere by-product has not been fully explored. Drawing on Levinas’ phenomenological theory of fatigue I argue that experiences of fatigue shape carer subjectivities as both vulnerable and enduring, qualities that are essential for inaugurating new ways of being towards and taking ethical responsibility for the cared-for. At the same time, fatigue can become tragic if not supported by social and cultural narratives that recognize it and give it value.
      PubDate: 2017-09-06
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0037-7
  • Terminal anticipation: entanglements of affect and temporality in living
           with advanced cancer
    • Authors: Katherine Kenny; Alex Broom; Emma Kirby; David Wyld; Zarnie Lwin
      Abstract: Abstract Narrative approaches within the social sciences have tended to privilege narrative coherence, with the thematic and sequential progression of one’s story from beginning through middle to end often seen as a virtue and as a hallmark of strong narrative identity. Illness narratives, however, often disrupt this temporal order insofar as they render the future—and thus the narrative’s end—uncertain. Advanced cancer calls the duration, even possibility, of one’s future into question, challenging the normative construction of temporally coherent narratives. In this paper, we draw on recent work theorising contemporary orientations towards the future under the rubric of ‘anticipation’ to analyse the illness narratives and embodied experiences of people living with advanced cancer. We show how the lived experience of precarious selfhood produced in relation to uncertain futures resists coherent narrativisation. We argue that attending to the affective presence of the future in the present and challenging the normativity of narrative coherence are important dimensions of contemporary cancer narratives.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0034-x
  • “They brought you back to the fact you’re not the same”: Sense of
           self after traumatic brain injury
    • Authors: Petra Mäkelä
      Abstract: Abstract This paper considers contexts following traumatic brain injury, exploring what may be at stake when dominant expectations predict a ‘lost’ or ‘broken’ self. I explore stories co-constructed with one young man and his mother to illustrate their personal and intersubjective understandings of identity, at times conflicting, within family interactions and when encountering normative practices of neurorehabilitation clinicians. The power relations portrayed confront this man’s narrative attempts to align his present and pre-injury self, including standard assessments delineating change, administered by healthcare professionals. I consider a need for greater attention to interaction-generated disruption to sense of self, within contemporary conceptualisations of ‘person-centred care’.
      PubDate: 2017-08-29
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0036-8
  • “Subject to pain: Ricoeur, Foucault, and emplotting discourses in an
           illness narrative”
    • Authors: Seamus Barker
      Abstract: Abstract Drawing on Foucault’s notion of subjectification and Ricoeur’s narrative theory, and theory of a narrative human subject, ‘Subject to pain’ considers what might be at stake if incommensurable scientific and medical discourses, with different potentials for emplotment into narrative, accumulate in a culture around the signifier, “pain”. It then closely reads a short personal pain narrative, ‘Marcus: Injured lifting a child,’ and uncovers there the operation of such conflicting discourses, which produce contradictory implications, when narrativised, of causal and moral responsibility for pain, complicating Marcus’s own emplotted self-understanding, including as it is influenced by audience reception. “Subject to pain” thus engages with a multifaceted question: how might we understand—and respond to—interrelationships between (a) a human subject, (b) their subjectivity, (c) discourses of pain in that subject’s culture, and (d) an autobiographical illness narrative created by that subject, and that read by other human subjects'
      PubDate: 2017-08-22
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0035-9
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy: an autoethnography
    • Authors: Trisha Greenhalgh
      Abstract: Abstract Adjuvant chemotherapy is given after surgery for early stage cancer. It aims to cure. Though potentially toxic, it has dramatically improved survival for some cancers. This paper offers an autoethnographic exploration of three kinds of strangeness that I encountered during a 12-week course of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer: the material strangeness of what was done to me; the lived-body strangeness of receiving chemotherapy (which makes people sick to make them well) and the existential strangeness of reconstructing my broken narrative. In a discussion, I consider four aspects of autoethnography of deep illness against which this account and its telling might be judged: ethnographic legitimacy (does it meet the standards of analytic social science'), autobiographical legitimacy (is it compelling as literature'), existential ethics (am I, the wounded storyteller, protected from harm') and relational ethics (have I discharged my duties towards those implicated in the text and its interpretation').
      PubDate: 2017-08-21
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0033-y
  • Subjectivity in a context of environmental change: opening new dialogues
           in mental health research
    • Authors: Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas; Richard Joseph Nunes
      Abstract: Abstract In a period of unstable experimentation with challenges of globalization of associated risks, and disenchantment with ‘enduring injustice’, we bring forward a consideration of subjectivity to the study of environmental change and mental health. We begin by identifying how mainstream climate change and mental health studies are unable to explain the emergent and co-evolutionary pathways of agency. As a means of freeing these studies of their objective dimensions of linear-causation, we argue in favour of a re-positioning of subjectivity within an appreciation of recognition conflicts and beyond the over-deterministic interpretations of power centres—state, market or religion. We draw on one example of scientific research that was conducted in a region undergoing strong environmental, social and cultural changes, in the state of São Paulo/Brazil, with the aim to open mental health research to new dialogues, to which we contribute with the notion of the ‘pluriversal subject’.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0032-z
  • A singularity: where actor network theory breaks down an actor network
           becomes visible
    • Abstract: Abstract In this article I propose we rethink the nature of the individual human subject in a landscape where cognition has been distributed (Hutchins, Clark), individuality has been transformed into associations between heterogeneous actors, and human and non-human agency has been reconceived as a product of attribution (Actor Network Theory). Reengaging with the material developed in my book Hawking Incorporated, where I did an ethnographic study of Stephen Hawking, the man and the persona, I will extend my original analysis to extract and map the processes through which the individual human subject is constituted. Turning upside down all the notions of which the “subject” is supposed to be made by exteriorizing, materializing, collectivizing, and distributing, mind, body, and identity, I will make visible the ramifications that constitute the subject through processes of distribution and singularization. To the powerful myth of the “disincorporated brain,” I propose an antidote—the concept of the distributed-centered subject.
      PubDate: 2017-06-21
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0030-1
  • Feeling bad and Precious (2009): black suffering, white guilt, and
           intercorporeal subjectivity
    • Authors: Katariina Kyrölä
      Abstract: Abstract The article draws on 24 essays where university students in Sweden reflect on their affective reactions to the American film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009). The essays pay particular attention to how scenes of Black suffering and the body of the character Precious called forth feelings immediately as well as more enduringly, and how participants’ cultural situatedness directed the reactions and reflections. The article asks how seemingly unintentional, affective reactions intertwine with reflexive practices in film viewing and analysis, when both are understood as intercorporeal processes of subject formation. Especially intense moments of ‘feeling bad’ spurred the writers to dissect and question the need for ‘sameness’ or ‘difference’ between themselves and the bodies on-screen as incentives for engagement. Drawing on Black feminist thought and theorizations of affect, the article examines how ‘feeling bad’ can mobilize ethical subjectivities in encounters with racialized suffering and injustices.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0029-7
  • Hope as a performative affect: feminist struggles against death and
    • Authors: Eirini Avramopoulou
      Abstract: Abstract Exploring the limits of language when one needs to translate hope between the local and the transnational, this paper focuses on a silent feminist protest that took place in memory of an Italian performance artist who was found raped and dead in Istanbul, Turkey in 2008. My analysis stems from research material collected during eighteen months of fieldwork and engages with post-structuralist theories and feminist and queer studies in order to argue against recent theories that locate affect outside language, representation and discourse. By highlighting the performative components of political language in its tight relation to affective dispositions, I argue that the activist women’s silent protest was not speechless, but instead echoed the long history of the feminist movement fighting against male violence and sexual harassment, as well as the feminists’ (lost) hopes for changes and social transformation.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0031-0
  • Immunity and contagion as two modes of biopolitics
    • Authors: Audronė Žukauskaitė
      Abstract: Abstract The essay questions the notion of political and biological identity as the main premise of biopolitical philosophy. Foucault, Agamben, and Esposito demonstrated that modern biopolitical theories rest on the distinction between self and non-self, propriety and impropriety, immunity and contagion. In order to confront these biopolitical distinctions, the essay seeks to question the notion of identity and replace it with that of multiplicity or assemblage. Following on from Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas on multiplicity and Esposito’s notion of affirmative biopolitics, the essay seeks to redefine subjectivity as a process of individuation and differentiation, which can accept the elements of non-self. The essay discusses specific examples in bioart and biomedicine which reveal the body as a fusional multiplicity where different molecular populations interact. This interface, or the affective dimension of the body, is understood as an instance of affirmative biopolitics and a positive way to encounter the other.
      PubDate: 2017-04-27
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0028-8
  • Pasteurian tropical medicine and colonial scientific vision
    • Authors: Branwyn Poleykett
      Abstract: Abstract The Pasteurian scientist Charles Nicolle spent most of his scientific career at the Institut Pasteur de Tunis. He produced an idiosyncratic archive exploring questions of scientific genius and his concern with the ‘traps’ set by scientific rationality. This paper considers the major visual themes of Nicolle’s diverse archive—myopia, exposure and illumination—as elements of colonial scientific visuality. I then consider this way of seeing in relation to the mass of medical photographs and scientific images circulating in Pasteurian publications. I argue that as well as indexing and demonstrating colonial scientific rationality these images encode the hidden, shadowy, indeterminate and esoteric forms of colonial scientific knowledge, a negative poetics, in addition to their public status as colonial, communicative, technological and epistemic instruments.
      PubDate: 2017-04-04
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0027-9
  • Treasure/Fetish/Gift: hunting for ‘Armenian gold’ in
           post-genocide Turkish Kurdistan
    • Authors: Alice von Bieberstein
      Abstract: Abstract This article ethnographically attends to the widespread practice of hunting for ‘Armenian’ treasures in Eastern Turkey. It explores the double valence of shadow—as that which gives power to vision, which makes present and mediates, and as that which can overpower vision, which obscures and hides—as it manifests in treasure hunting, conceived of as a complex encounter with the Armenian history of the region. Treasures, as shadows carrying this split potential, are intimately bound up with both the Turkish nation-state project built on genocide, dispossession and denial, and with the particular position Kurds hold within this constellation. I draw on the notions of fetish and the gift to think through treasures as shadows in their double potentiality across time, as they become recognised—or not—as part of a relational matrix involving their historical makers and the present-day diggers.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0026-x
  • MakeAmericaGreatAgain: ideological fantasy, American exceptionalism and
           Donald Trump
    • Authors: Chris McMillan
      Abstract: Abstract Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to the Presidency of the United States has been beguiling for politicians, pundits and scholars alike. In this paper, I argue that Trump’s appeal is best understood through a Lacanian reading of ideological fantasy. Combining a political logic of ideology and antagonism in combination with a Lacanian reading of fantasy, ideological fantasy suggests that while language is infused with materiality, there is an intractable disconnect between the body and the symbolic order. In order to make this disconnect palatable, fantasmatic narratives are constructed that seek to explain away the presence of lack, principally by reproducing antagonisms positioned as responsible for this discontent. In this regard, the power of Trump’s appeal was that he provided compelling explanations for the disruption of the foundational American myth of exceptionalism by isolating antagonisms that explain its apparent fracture, as well as offering the possibility of overcoming these antagonisms to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0024-z
  • Mediated habits: images, networked affect and social change
    • Authors: Carolyn Pedwell
      Abstract: Abstract While many people remain hopeful that particular images of injustice will have the power to catalyse progressive transformation, there is also widespread belief in the inevitability of ‘compassion fatigue’. Bringing philosophers of habit into conversation with contemporary scholars of affect, visual culture and digital media, this article argues for a more nuanced understanding of the links between images and change—one in which political feeling and political action are complexly intertwined and repeated sensation does not necessarily lead to disaffection. When affect acts as a ‘binding technique’ compelling us to inhabit our sensorial responses to images, I suggest, we may become better attuned to everyday patterns of seeing, feeling, thinking and interacting—and hence to the possibility of change at the level of habit. This article thus contends that thinking affect and habit together as imbricated may enable us to better understand the dynamics of both individual and socio-political change today.
      PubDate: 2017-03-24
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0025-y
  • Public art, affect, and radical negativity: the wall of daydreaming and
           man’s inhumanity to man
    • Authors: Caitlin Frances Bruce
      Abstract: Abstract “The Wall of Daydreaming and Man’s Inhumanity to Man” is a mural that was painted in 1975 at 47th Street and Calumet Avenue in Chicago by William Walker, Mitchell Caton, and Santi Isrowuthakul. It depicts violence, including images of the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The mural was restored by Damon Lamar Reed in 2003. By analyzing discourse around the production and restoration of the mural in 1975 and 2003, this article argues that the mural functions as an example of negative-content muralism that demonstrates how negative affects, materialized and emplaced by public art, create a nodal point for questioning racial violence and neoliberal urban development that activates rhetorical agency and shapes subjectivity.
      PubDate: 2017-03-23
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0023-0
  • Beside-the-mind: an unsettling, reparative reading of paranoia
    • Authors: Rachel Jane Liebert
      Abstract: Abstract Having undertaken a critical analysis of a transnational program of research to identify and intervene on the prodrome, a pre-psychotic state, here I experiment with an unsettling, reparative reading of its affective coils—paranoia. Etymologically joining para (beside) with nous (mind), “paranoia” denotes an experience beside-the-mind. I attempt to follow these roots, meeting a non-human figure—Coatlicue—as introduced through Chicana philosopher and poet, Gloria Anzaldúa. In the arms of this goddess, the prodrome points to the vitality and the milieu of paranoia, re-turning it as a capacity, calling for modes of attunement and apprenticeship, and perhaps protecting our psychological and political practices against yet another operation of colonialist capture. Challenging the subject, interlocutors, and form typically adopted by not just Psychology but Affect Studies too, I hope in this performative essay to also lift up the problems and possibilities of Walter Mignolo’s ‘border thinking’ as a means to open the potential decoloniality, and thus response-ability, of these fields within the present political moment.
      PubDate: 2017-03-06
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-016-0015-5
  • Of dinosaurs and divas: is class still relevant to feminist research?
    • Authors: Valerie Walkerdine
      PubDate: 2017-03-02
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-016-0021-7
  • The affective capacity of blackness
    • Authors: Colin Patrick Ashley; Michelle Billies
      Abstract: Abstract Theorizing an affective capacity of blackness is an engagement with desires beyond the individual that bring together feelings, spaces, objects, bodies, and organic and nonorganic body parts into productive assemblages by leveraging the “stickiness” and ontological nature of blackness. After elaborating force and relationality as components of assemblages of blackness and describing the event of blackness as a moment of assemblage-making that is produced by and produces surplus value, we examine how surplus blacknesses as information are taken up through statistics and temporalities of risk in the management of populations. We then explore the potential of circulations of black affective resistance.
      PubDate: 2017-01-24
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-016-0017-3
  • Toward a queer psychology of affect: restarting from shameful places
    • Authors: Wen Liu
      Abstract: Abstract The affective turn that has emerged in academia problematizes the previous dichotomous conceptualization of essentialism and social constructionism. It also points toward a new direction for the study of human—and beyond human—experience. Situating this paradigm shift within broader social scientific inquiry, this paper engages with psychologist Silvan Tomkins’s and queer theorist Eve Sedgwick’s theories of affect. In doing so, it employs shame as a critical concept for queer psychology that is distinct from the sexual minority framework dominating North American LGBTQ psychology. The author proposes moving toward a concept of shame that identifies it as a curious engagement beyond disciplinary boundaries and movement that circulates through different sexualized and racialized bodies. In moving toward this concept and away from one of shame as a problem and an undesirable object to be rid of, we can work toward a queer psychology of affect that breaks open the binarism of pride and shame.
      PubDate: 2017-01-23
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-016-0014-6
  • White Trash: The 400-year untold history of class in America. Nancy
           Isenberg (2016)
    • Authors: Francesca Ashurst
      PubDate: 2017-01-19
      DOI: 10.1057/s41286-016-0019-1
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