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Subject Matters - A Journal of Communications and the Self

Subject Matters is a bi-annual publication which seeks to explore current thinking about subjectivity, to cross disciplinary boundaries and to challenge critical orthodoxy in the process. It is dedicated to debate on the nature of the subject and its various characterisations, especially in modernity.

The journal seeks to go beyond the restrictions of poststructuralist/ postmodernist paradigms and to avoid the cliques and the clichés that poststructuralism has naturalized. As such, it seeks to invite papers from researchers in different disciplines, particularly where the relationships between 'communications' and 'subjectivity' are seen to exceed the boundaries that current critical predilections have set for them.

The editors are especially interested in contributions concerned with the ways in which the concept of the subject as it has been defined in recent years can be put into question and even decentred.

Contributions which engage with the legacy of high theory but bring theory into contact with everyday life will also be welcome. Papers which impinge on communications and cultural theory but which are not necessarily describable as emanating from that tradition - from the sciences or elsewhere in the humanities - will be considered.

Papers dealing with historical formations of subjectivity will also be welcome if they contribute to contemporary debates.