A Journal of Radical Cultural Criticism
CURRENT ISSUE              CURRENT CFP               SUBMISSIONS               EDITORS               ARCHIVE              CONTACT

About Revolutions

Revolutions is an e-forum for innovative scholarly and creative work which foregrounds the study of race, gender, and sexuality insofar as these areas enable a transformative influence on the production and critique of knowledge within the humanities today.

Particularly focused on the influences and intersections of postcolonialism, cultural studies, queer studies, and critical race theory, Revolutions is committed to furthering theoretical and artistic modes which are situated in critical distance from dominant European epistemic traditions. By foregrounding strong theoretical inquiries into issues, for example, of transnationalism, homophobia, racism, sexism, colonialism, and globalization, this digital journal highlights the constitutive impact of various marginalized social formations within intellectual communities of dissent and nonexploitation.

The editors of Revolutions aim to create a space for historicizing, theorizing and expressing the immediacy of injury (social, cultural, material, individual) and dissent that have been explicitly left out of institutionalized knowledge production and dissemination.

In keeping with these goals, Revolutions publishes work by emergent and established scholars and artists that is not disciplinarily bounded, and which considers the aesthetic, political, cultural, and/or vernacular valence of expressions that historically have been suppressed. Each issue seeks to be broadly comparative in order to emphasize both the syncretism of modernity as well as the various linkages between radical histories and practices of dissent that arise in response to multiple sites of dominance. Such linkages are also meant to be suggestive of the uneven counter-practices that challenge the ways in which cultural, political, and economic identities are routinely and normatively defined.

Finally, Revolutions begins its critique from an understanding that any consideration of the injured as a collective based on race, gender, class, or sexuality must contend with the conflicted heterogeneity of these very social formations. To this end, the editors seek to publish work from diverse and divergent perspectives, which we see as crucial for radical reconsiderations of seemingly singular problems.

site search by freefind advanced