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Affect and Subjectivity

This special issue advocates for affect studies as a mode of critical inquiry of use to radical projects of queerness, blackness, disability, decolonization, and temporalities of the body, a turn that is dep...

  • Ali Lara
  • Wen Liu
  • Colin Patrick Ashley
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Affect, Memory and Inter-generational Transmission

The papers written for this special issue draw on the topics of affect, memory and traumatic transmission, connecting these fields through perspectives on haunting, circulation and intergenerational transmis...

  • Elena Trivelli
  • Nathan To
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Affective Archives as Political Impasse

This special issue presents work of the multidisciplinary and international Affective Archives Research Group that was established in 2016. The aim of the group was to reflect upon the multiple intersections...

  • Margarita Palacios
  • Derek Hook
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Algorithms and the everyday

Algorithms have become ubiquitous in everyday life to the extent that it is almost impossible to operate without them. This collection follows on from our previous collection on Digital Subjects and focuses ...

  • Richard Veryard
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Broken Narratives and the Lived Body

The essays in this special issue provide a critical space for understanding and theorising illness narratives bringing together scholars from across the social sciences, medicine, allied health and humanitie...

  • Renata Kokanović
  • Jacinthe Flore
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Collective Becomings

This special issue provides the first major engagement in English with writings of Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi. Bifo's ideas and work are very much formed through an engagement with the forms of collective becomin...

  • Stevphen Shukaitis
  • Joanna Figiel
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Collective Subjects and Political Transformation

This special issue explores the ways in which subjectivity is being constituted and contested in the early twenty-first century: it examines radical traditions in the light of their impact on contemporary su...

  • Alexander Dunst
  • Caroline Edwards
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Consuming habits: Today's subject of addiction

Prompted by changes in the professional characterization of addiction (DSM V’s move from substance-based to behavioural addictions), which opens the category of addiction out so profoundly, this special sect...

  • Colin Wright
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Couze Venn: Pioneer of cultural, post-colonial and social theory

This issue is dedicated to the work of Couze Venn, who was an important figure in social. cultural and post/decolonial theory until his death in 2019 aged 79. Couze was a huge inspiration and founding influe...

  • Lisa Blackman
  • Valerie Walkerdine
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Digital Subjects

Articles in this special issue take on the challenge of thinking digital subjects from a variety of positions, informed by cultural theory, philosophy, media theory and software studies, social theory and ar...

  • Olga Goriunova
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Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain: New Perspectives

This special issue of Subjectivity marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Elaine Scarry’s book The Body in Pain. It reengages with her book by interrogating and expanding her conceptualisation of p...

  • Clifford van Ommen
  • John Cromby
  • Jeffery Yen
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Embodied Subjects in Late Capitalism

The contributors to this special section explore some of the ways in which our experience, understanding and imagining of the human body have changed in late capitalism. They help readers grasp the significa...

  • Florentina C Andreescu
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Feeling the City: Migrant Narratives and Urban Space

The aim of the issue is twofold: apart from focusing on the role cities play in staging sometimes multiple layers of contested traumatic memories, articles also investigate the significance of affect in inte...

  • Ágnes Györke
  • Eszter Timár
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Geophilosophies

Three decades after Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari published What is Philosophy?, a book that has a lasting legacy in developing geophilosophy as a particular mode of transcendental empirical enquiry, this ...

  • Thomas P. Keating
  • Nina Williams
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Materiality

This special issue goes beyond a focus on the social and societal world and bare human interrelations, and scrutinizes the material world and relations between social beings and technologies, things and mate...

  • Estrid Sørensen
  • Ernst Schraube
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Neoliberalism and Subjectivity in Latin America

This special issue on Neoliberalism and Subjectivity in Latin America covers a range of topics, from work to childcare to violence to university education. All of the papers work with the complexity of the r...

  • Valerie Walkerdine
  • Julián Medina-Zárate
  • Flávia M. Uchôa de Oliveira
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Neuroscience and Subjectivity

The neurosciences generate both problems and potentials for studies of subjectivity. The contributors to this special issue discuss the contemporary neurosciences in relation to a range of substantive concer...

  • John Cromby
  • Williams J. Simon
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Posthumanist Subjectivities

This special issue of Subjectivity addresses itself to the posthuman, as a condition that bears the cultural memory of a famous ‘report’ on its postmodern analogue but which is, indeed, dramatically refashio...

  • Ivan Callus
  • Stefan Herbrechter
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Rethinking Hybridity: Interrogating Mixedness

This special issue engages with debates about the terms ‘hybridity’ and ‘mixedness’ across the natural and human and social sciences, including the work of the cultural theorist Homi Bhabha. It takes up vari...

  • Yasmin Gunaratnam
  • Wendy Hollway
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Special Issue: Conflicts of Mobility: Migration, Labour and Political Subjectivities

Published December 2009. This special issue explores migration and associated labour conflicts in terms of collective migrant subjectivity, offering a way out of conceiving mobility in terms of coercion, or ...

  • Rutvica Andrijasevic
  • Bridget Anderson
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Special Issue: Intersubjectivity and the (Im)possibility of Connection: Perspectives on “Lacanian Subjectivities”

Published September 2008. The aim of this special issue is to take up the challenge of demonstrating the practical application of Lacanian theory in relation to subjectivity, and to do so not only from a ran...

  • Derek Hook
  • Calum Neill
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Special Issue: Politics and the Unconscious

Published April 2010. This special issue addresses the question of how to conceptualize the relationship between the unconscious, political subjectivity and affect – a question that has informed the work of ...

  • Jason Glynos
  • Yannis Stavrakakis
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Special Issue: Re-tooling Subjectivities: Exploring the Possible with Feminist Science and Technology Studies

Published September 2009. At the heart of this special issue is a particular matter of care: the sociopolitical significance of studying scientific and technological processes and the ways in which these ent...

  • Wenda Bauchspies
  • María Puig de la Bellacasa
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Special Issue: Žižek, and Political Subjectivity

Published April 2010. This special issue offers a critical exploration of Slavoj Žižek’s radical approach to the theorization of political subjectivity, and includes some concluding notes by Žižek himself on...

  • Derek Hook
  • Calum Neill
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