All manuscripts intended for possible publication in the Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society should be submitted through the online submission system, Editorial Manager.
Please note that only manuscripts sent through the submission system will be considered.
Notes to contributors
The editorial board welcomes articles, commentaries and shorter papers that address the intersection between psychoanalysis (including analytical psychology), culture, and society with particular reference to social and political issues, social justice and praxis. We also welcome papers that address the relationship between the social world and clinical practice. We are interested in ongoing research and as such we regularly publish field notes. Occasionally we publish articles that address key psychoanalytic concepts and the way in which these ideas have an impact on everyday life.
Articles and key psychoanalytic concepts should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including references and, where they are used, endnotes. All articles are subject to peer review and the final decision to publish rests with the editors.
Submissions to Counterspace
Section Editors Daniel Gaztambide, Jacob Johanssen and Lara Sheehi
Counterspace invites contributions that creatively take up the relationship between psyche and society, with special attention to theoretical, practical, or applied psychoanalysis. More specifically, Counterspace is imagined as an avenue for psychoanalytic submissions that may counter hegemonic narratives within in the field through exploration of psychoanalysis as a theory, research methodology, clinical practice, or system for thinking about culture, society, the body, political economy, social movements, institutions and power. We encourage voices often marginalized or suppressed along lines of race, gender, sexuality, gender identity, class, ability, or immigration status, in and outside of academia. We are especially interested in work that works against the split of clinic and the sociopolitical, but instead examines or challenges the intersections between multiple dimensions of identity, interlocking systems of oppression, and novel approaches to research, solidarity and coalition building.
We invite submissions that are inter-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary in focus and engage in locating the authors, the work, and the theory discussed. Special attention will be given to field reports on social movements and socio-cultural phenomena from a psychoanalytic point of view. Counterspace encourages non-traditional forms of psychoanalytic writing to include:
- Exploratory or performative writing;
- Field report and reflection on active protest and social movements
- Qualitative, participatory-action or other critical narrative approaches to research inquiry
- Critical reviews of cultural events films, plays, or exhibitions
- Debates, dialogues or interviews
- Clinical practice
- All submissions must address the intersection of psychoanalysis, culture and society
- Typical submissions will be 3,000-5,000 words, though occasionally submission that are longer [max. length: 8,000 words] will be considered
- All submission will be peer-reviewed