Announcements

Books for Review

/2020-05-14/

We are inviting reviews for the following titles:

(Potential authors can find all of the relevant information concerning the review process at: https://identitiesjournal.edu.mk/index…/IJPGC/booksforreview)

- Intelligence and Spirit by Reza Negarestani

- Laruelle and Art: The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy by Jonathan Fardy

- Tetralogos by François Laruelle

- La Philosophie non-standard de François Laruelle by Collective

- The History of Animals: A Philosophy by Oxana Timofeeva

- Marx: Towards the Centre of Possibility by Kojin Karatani

- What Is Sex? by Alenka Zupančič

- Sex and the Failed Absolute by Slavoj Žižek

- Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism: A Weak Nature Alone by Adrian Johnston

- The Light that Failed: A Reckoning by Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

- Opposing Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Turbo-Nationalism, edited by Marina Gržinić, Jovita Pristovšek, and Sophie Uitz

- The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives by Melanie Micir

- Gender Theory in Troubled Times by Kathleen Lennon, Rachel Alsop

- Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France by Rachel Mesch

- Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture by Megan Condis

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APC Single submission price

/2019-09-12/

As previously announced on our website, Identities is introducing APCs for submissions. Our APC is symbolic and is 10 (ten) EUR. APCs are applicable for both articles/essays and book reviews, and are effective as of our first 2019 issue vol. 16. We will continue using APCs until we are able to use subsidiary funding in the future. Introducing APCs is our way to make sure we can pay and cover professional proofreading services.

Commissioned writings are not subject of APCs.

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Call for Papers: Identities, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2019)

/2018-09-19/

Identities announces a new CFP for our next Vol. 15, No. 3 (2018). 

We are currently seeking well developed, publishable articles, essays and reviews which can undergo evaluation that is faster than the regular editorial process. Any material that falls in the general orientation and interest of the journal can be submitted, including interviews, translations, responses, etc. This does not mean that the material will not undergo peer-review, but means that the process will be much faster than our regular editorial process. To this end, your submitted material should be well developed to the extent to which it can directly go to peer review. 

Timeline:

- Submission of materials: Feb 28 (please do not send abstract -- submit only publishable, already written material)

- Selection results: March 15

- Peer-review process: March 20 - May 31

- Publication: late June 2019

Please note that as of this volume Identities collects APCs for submissions. Upon selection of your material, we will contact you to arrange the APCs. The APCs amount to a symbolic amount of 10 EUR which are payable upon selection results. The fee is meant to cover production and post-production of the issue and the articles, as well as covers proof-reading and editorial work on your piece. 

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Important Notice on Article Processing Charges

/2018-08-31/

In order for Identities to move to a new web platform and technology of submission and peer-review, while remaining an open access journal (in its e-form), we will have to include submission/article processing charges (APC). We will announce the price list and the related categories of submission soon. We are sad we have to introduce a fee, even a very modest one, but we are no longer able to raise funds from donors as we have been in the past 17 years.

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Announcing Interstices: a new book series

 /2018-08-22/
 

Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje
and Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture
are glad to announce the launch of a new book series:

Interstices

Editors:
• Ray Brassier, American University of Beirut
• Katerina Kolozova, ISSH-S / University American College Skopje
• Stanimir Panayotov, Central European University, Budapest / ISSH-S

Brief info: This series seeks to promote work at the interstices of philosophy and the sciences – we intend “sciences” in the widest sense, including the formal (mathematics, logic, computation, et al.), the natural (physics, biology, et al.) and the social (psychology, sociology, politics, economics, et al.). “Interstices” aims to foster the production of new knowledge by providing a venue for theoretical engagements with the sciences inspired by philosophy and critical theory. With this goal in mind, we invite proposals for research exploring interstices between philosophy and physics, metaphysics and biology, logic and politics, sex and technology, epistemology and computation. We welcome manuscripts by both established and early- to mid-career scholars whose research cannot be confined within established disciplinary boundaries.

Detailed description: While philosophy can be considered one among a variety of disciplines, the sciences do not have the status of a self-evident opposite to philosophy or metaphysics. Thus “science” designates neither the material reality of existing sets of disciplines, i.e., their practice and production; nor the immaterial reality of fixed principles of inquiry. Science is marked by one constant tendency as its “identity in the last instance” – that is, to be exact in its description of a specific object domain by constructing its laws through formal language. In this sense, science is always already in epistemological disagreement with philosophy, since it does not question the possibility of explaining the real or the pursuit of this explanation as its fundamental determination.

However, the metaphysical motivation to conceive of or domesticate and communicate the truth of “reality,” “self,” “intelligence,” “experience,” “knowledge,” “nature,” “humanity,” “society,” “culture,” “reason,” “freedom,” “finitude,” “infinity,” “sex,” and “gender,” remains a shared concern of philosophy and the sciences. Can they interact compatibly in a language of interdisciplinary translation? Or rather, can they communicate in a shared language of sufficient formalization that will intersect across fields determined by an object of study rather than by a disciplinary habitus or tradition?

This series of books seeks to propose a variety of answers to or investigations of such questions. We want to invest in projects that challenge both metaphysical and postmodernist certainties. We welcome proposals for bold but rigorous investigations navigating the anomalous spaces of theory produced by these interstices between philosophy and the sciences.

Interstices grew out of our Series of Books in Theories of Identities, whose progenitor in turn was the now internationally recognized Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, today in its 17th year of publication.

Submission instructions:

Authors should first send a manuscript proposal to: info@identitiesjournal.edu.mk. Please use our Book Proposal Form.

Submissions should be monograph-long manuscripts that are not considered elsewhere.

Once the proposal is sent, the editors will then screen the proposal and contact you. If your proposal is accepted, we will invite you to submit the entire manuscript for anonymous peer review.

We welcome a standard type of submission: approximately 60.000 words. This is not an exclusive criterion.

We welcome submissions from both tenure-tracked and independent (non-affiliated) researchers.

Authors should have proof-read, to the best of their abilities, the manuscript and submit it according to our Submission and Style Sheet Guidelines, which can be found here:

Submissions
Style Sheet

Upon submission the editors will confirm receipt of your manuscript and will refer it to a panel of anonymous reviewers. The time frame between proposal submission and initial response from the editors would be four to eight weeks. The time frame between manuscript submission and peer review status and comments will typically be six months but some flexibility is required. The time frame between review process and final manuscript submission will last approximately one year.

INTERSTICES SERIES

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Second Revised Edition of Katerina Kolozova's The Lived Revolution: Solidarity with the Body in Pain as the New Political Universal

 /2018-08-22/

Katerina Kolozova

The Lived Revolution: Solidarity with the Body in Pain as the New Political Universal

The monograph is part of the Series of Books in Theories of Identities 

Book details: ISBN 978-608-4755-10-4
Release date: 18 November 2016
Publisher: Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje
Price: 10 euros (+ 7 euro for shipment)

To order a copy of at this price, please, order directly with the Institute`'s Press by way of bank order (wire) тхат can be done electronically from your home. Please contact us to give you our IBAN and SWIFT number so you can place your order.

The book brings back the interest in the “radical concepts” in politics to the intellectual debate after 6 years. Kolozova builds on the hybridization of the epistemic stance of “radical concepts” inspired by Laruelle's "non-philosophy” and “non-Marxism” as well as the “realism” inspired by Žižek and Badiou. Kolozova explores these terms through the lenses of Judith Butler's politics of grief and “identification with the suffering itself.” Radical concepts, the political vision and the theory based on them, are always already succumbing to the "Lived" (Laruelle), to the singularity of the Event (Badiou), to the encounter with the "kernel of the Real" (Žižek) conditioning a political horizon and the grand and small political narratives taking place within it. The thesis of the book is that the instances of the "lived," the "event" or the "Real" can be inherently inter-connected by virtue of the category of the "experience" which is an instance of the sheer lived, the bare being subjected to an occurrence which is always already an instance of trauma.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Thinking the Political by Way of “Radical Concepts"
Chapter 2: The Location of Resistance: Persistence as its Nest
Chapter 3: Sheer Life Revolting: The Concept of Life and its PoliticalMeaning in Spinoza, Agamben, and Butler
Chapter 4: Solidarity in Suffering: A Possibility for a New Political Universal
Chapter 5: Violence: The Indispensible Condition of the Law (and the Political)
Chapter 6, or the Addendum: The Project of Non-Marxism: The Political as Thought-Force
Notes
Bibliography

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Call for Papers

/2018-08-22/

Identities issues specific Calls for Papers on an irregular basis, and we generally accept submissions on a rolling basis.

We are also open to ideas about guest-edited issues and/or special sections which deal with a particular question/focus/area etc.

Interested prospective editors should contact the editorial office with initial idea and clearly outlined proposal, with as many details as possible: abstract of concept/idea, possible list of committed authors and/or drafted CFP, a timeline, etc.

 

Guest editors of special issues:

Katica Kulavkova
Alexander Lambevski
Slavčo Dimitrov
Stanimir Panayotov
Marina Gržinić