KAJET Journal No. 4 (on Periphery) is available now on loremnotipsum.com.
KAJET Journal Issue 4 features 20 written texts and 5 visual/photography projects. Besides the suggested themes, we are also interested in publishing short stories, autobiographical dreads and fiction, as well as visual projects, such as photo series and illustrations. Special focus remains placed on tackling academic subjects with a more accessible overtone. Therefore, we are particularly interested in projects that draw extensively from cultural studies, post-structuralist philosophy, critical theory, anthropology, film/cinema studies, architecture, ethnography, art history, cultural sociology, gender studies, ecology, political science, etc.
KAJET Journal is developed, designed and printed in Bucharest, Romania. It is a journal of Eastern European encounters that seeks to be more than just a mere signal from the periphery—essentially, to move beyond a purely anecdotal understanding of Eastern Europe. Inside Eastern Europe — an urgent and topical subject matter that needs to be actively represented through the medium of independent publishing. In our attempts to approach scholarly interests with an informal overtone, we provide a platform for academics to co-exist with artists; in this way, KAJET Journal becomes an alternative space where Eastern European encounters are brought to the fore for the steady reader and for the culturally inquisitive Flâneur and Flâneuse.
Alienated subjectivities in post-socialist neoliberalism: the struggle of the self and the struggle of communities at the periphery
Collective struggles for a post-Western world, emerging translocal art scenes and diasporas
Providing alternatives from the margin. Post-capitalist alternatives in post-socialist settings
The Anthropocene at the periphery: global economy de-carbonisation, behavioural changes, ecological struggles, new modes of governing and the future of Eastern Europe
The production of knowledge elsewhere: art and culture beyond the epistemic canon and the mainstream
Intersectional feminism at the margins: feminist histories and modernities, women and resistance
Queering the East: the past, present, and future of LGBTQ politics
Post/de-colonial approaches to post-socialist Eastern Europe
Transregional solidarity: how can we create a network of Eastern European solidarity and cooperation?
Eastern Europe and radical imaginations: how will the revolution look like, or how can we imagine a revolutionary future?
Peripheral flows, mobility, and exchanges between ex-Soviet states
Global discourses, local practices: dissenting against the hegemony & exploring non-Western, non-mainstream indigenous praxes at the margin
Eastern Europe and the concept of in-betweenness as an interstitial space of radical imagination
Cultural geographies of the Other: European identity, Eastern Europeanness, identity myths, civilisation, otherness
Contemporary world systems and the Global South, North, and East
Soft violence in the contemporary urban landscapes at the margin
Visions of space and the battle for sustainability in the former Eastern bloc: the social production of space and the revolutionisation of everyday life through architecture of change
Material culture, mass housing, and living in post-socialist Eastern Europe
Memory and forgetting: the cultural politics of remembering
Details: KAJET Journal No. 4 (on Periphery)
256 pages, 23 x 16,5 x 2 cm, weight: 600g