New Issue: Outlines – Critical Practice Studies (2009)

Focus and Scope

Outlines. Critical Practice Studies combine critique of science, professional practice, and socio-cultural issues in an attempt to intervene in public discourses and establish counter-discourses in various social fields.

Outlines. Critical Practice Studies provides a forum for theoretically and empirically informed debates about the relationships between individual subjects, social structures, and historically developed cultural forms in and of practice. The journal is interdisciplinary with a background and focus at the intersections of social and human sciences and philosophy which are established around the idea of practice (in its various forms: Praxis, activity, praxology, process theory etc.). This makes sense because practice, as both material and discursive, both form and process, both subjective and objective, both collective and individual, relays in a distinct way otherwise quite diverse disciplines, traditions, and positions. Perhaps most importantly, it points a way to bridge the gap between modern social theory and postmodern reflections.

Outlines. Critical Practice Studies wishes to stimulate forms of social research in which theory and practice presuppose and move each other in reflected processes of development. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies seeks new paths between practicism and academism which do not settle for a relationship between theory and practice in which the one is merely modeled in the image of the other. This implies a recognition of the reflexive (“second-order”) knowledgeability of or in practices. It also requires a reflection on the socio-historical context and impact of science and knowledge. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies gives room for open, critical debates between different positions on the role of research and the self-understanding of institutions of research and higher education in our contemporary social formations.

Outlines. Critical Practice Studies are never complete. They report research and development efforts in the midst of their emergence. An orientation towards the unfinished and the new is an inseparable component of critical research, and we prefer inventiveness and audacity to formal perfection. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies are sketches full of living promises. They are contrasting lines pointing towards figures not yet clearly seen. They come to life in the richness of concrete social practice if they can make a difference in the field, in contemporary movements and public opinion. And it is by reaching out into social practice that theory may become self-critical.

Finally, it must be stressed that the editorial program of Outlines. Critical Practice Studies will remain dynamic and changing just as the societal issues subject to reflection and discourse in the columns of the journal. Thus, the editorial program presented here will persistently be debated and will change accordingly.


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Stay free (from) Psychology: Καλοκαιρινό ανάγνωσμα

Το μπλογκ που μαζεύει όλα τα αξιοπερίεργα του διαδικτύου, το Boing, προσφέρει δωρεάν (μέσω των φιλοξενούμενων επιμελητών του, Carrie McLaren & Jason Torchinsky) ένα τεύχος σε pdf του παροπλισμένου περιοδικού Stay Free!, με κεντρικό θέμα την ψυχολογία, από το 2003.

Τα περιεχόμενα:

  • Better Living Through Lobotomy: What can the history of psychosurgery tell us about medicine today?
  • Interview with historian Elliot Valenstein
  • Lawrence Kirmayer discusses cross-cultural mental health
  • A brief history of employee personality testing by Ana Marie Cox
  • Curious Mental Illnesses of the World
  • The history of psychosomatic illness (interview with Edward Shorter)
  • Enter the Wolfman: The syndrome that makes one howl at the moon
  • Μπορείτε να το κατεβάσετε από εδώ.

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    Νέο τεύχος για το Radical Psychology

    Μόλις κυκλοφόρησε με μικρή καθυστέρηση το νέο τεύχος του περιοδικού, με άρθρα από το συνέδριο «Madness, Citizenship & Social Justice: A Human Rights Conference» που έγινε στο Simon Fraser University στο Vancouver Canada 12-15 Ιουνίου 2008. 
    Cover Art: Stop the Abuse
                   by Sue Clark-Wittenberg 
    1.    Editorial
           by Brenda A. LeFrançois
    2.    Theorizing Distress: Critical Reflections on Bi-polar and Borderline
           by Christina Martens
    3.    Stranger Neighbours
           by Helen Douglas
    4.    Making Bipolar Britney: Proliferating Psychiatric Diagnoses Through Tabloid Media
           by Jijian Veronka
    5.    A «Patient-Centred» Path Towards Ignoring Patient Rights
           by Rob Wipond
    6.    We All Go Astray
           by Leon Redler
    Upcoming issues of Radical Psychology: A Journal of Psychology, Politics, and Radicalism will be on the special topic of Feminism and Psychology with three different issues dedicated to: 1) ‘Girlhood’; 2) ‘Bodily Difference’; and, 3) ‘Mothering on the Margins’.
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    2 νέα τεύχη περιοδικών κριτικής ψυχολογίας

    Το περιοδικό Annual Review of Critical Psychology και το νέο περιοδικό Subjectivity (πρώην Ιnternational Journal of Critical Psychology) έβγαλαν τα νέα τεύχη τους για το καλοκαιρινό σας διάβασμα.
    Δεν θα τα αναφέραμε αν ήταν με συνδρομή, αλλά και τα δυο περιοδικά αποφάσισαν να ακολουθήσουν το open access, open content, κάτι που είναι πολύ θετικό.

    Το τεύχος 6 του Annual Review of Critical Psychology (το οποίο επιμελείται το Discourse Unit Manchester) έχει ως θέμα το Asylum & Migration και περιεχόμενα:

    Jane Callaghan and Rose Capdevila


    Manchester – local and global , place and space
    Pauline Mottram

    Re-remembering and re-imagining relational boundaries: sibling narratives of migration
    Jenny Altschuler

    ‘My mother would worry every single time I went out…’: Meanings of Ethnicities and Sexualised Coercion
    Bodil Pedersen

    ‘Everybody is welcome, but..’ Talking of emotions and with emotions about refugees; a psychosocial discursive analysis
    Bruna Seu

    Moving relationships / shifting alliances: constructions of migration in the leftist anti-racist movement in Athens
    Alexandra Zavos

    Justifying Harsh Treatment of Asylum Seekers through the Support of Social Cohesion
    Simon Goodman

    Gender, race and culture: Unpacking discourses of tradition and culture in UNHCR refugee policy
    Ingrid Palmary


    Suffering children, dead babies and the appeal of the universal child
    Lindsay O’Dell

    Book Review

    Review of Ron Roberts, R. (ed.) Just war . Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books, 2007
    Jane Callaghan

    Ενώ το Subjectivity, σε ένα εισαγωγικό τεύχος για την προσέγγιση της υποκειμενικότητας, παρουσιάζει κυρίως θεωρητικά άρθρα:


    Creating Subjectivities FREE

    Lisa Blackman, John Cromby, Derek Hook, Dimitris Papadopoulos and Valerie Walkerdine

    Subjectivity 22: 1-27; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.8


    Original Articles

    I Eat an Apple. On Theorizing Subjectivities FREE

    Annemarie Mol

    Subjectivity 22: 28-37; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.2

    Experimenting with Refrains: Subjectivity and the Challenge of Escaping Modern Dualism FREE

    Isabelle Stengers

    Subjectivity 22: 38-59; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.6

    What Divides the Subject? Psychoanalytic Reflections on Subjectivity, Subjection and Resistance FREE

    Lynne Layton

    Subjectivity 22: 60-72; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.3

    Subjectivity or Psycho-Discursive Practices? Investigating Complex Intersectional Identities FREE

    Margaret Wetherell

    Subjectivity 22: 73-81; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.7

    I Just Don’t Know What Got into Me: Where is the Subject? FREE

    Nigel Thrift

    Subjectivity 22: 82-89; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.1

    A.N. Whitehead and Subjectivity FREE

    Paul Stenner

    Subjectivity 22: 90-109; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.4

    Intersubjectivity and Intercorporeality FREE

    Thomas J Csordas

    Subjectivity 22: 110-121; doi:10.1057/sub.2008.5

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    Resistance Studies Magazine: Νέο Αγγλόφωνο περιοδικό για τις διεθνείς Αντιστάσεις

    The first issue is availible right now: Resistance Studies Magazine (click to download))!

    The Resistance Studies Magazine is a quarterly newsletter on global resistance. The aim of the publication is can be summarized as follows:

    • to raise awareness of current resistance activities.
    • to promote the theoretical and empirical study of resistance.
    • to intensify networking within resistance studies in order to inspire further research and connect researchers around the world.

    We encourage authors to submit texts of the following kind:

    1. Long blog entries of high quality.
    2. Articles submitted directly to the editor.

    The magazine will appear in January 2008 as an electronic publication (ISSN 1654-7063). In the future we would of course be happy to distribute a printed version as well. What do we need from you then? We need more bloggers writing good entries, and interested people willing to submit articles!

    Call for papers – Second No. of the Resistance Studies Magazine!

    Submission dead-line: March 15th – Publication will follow in April

    Submission guidelines

    Articles may be theoretical, empirical or any other type of reflection on a topic relating to power and resistance. They are all written in academic english. Author and editor work closely together to produce the final text. The usual word count is 500 – 2000, but shorter and longer texts will be considered as well.


    1. Deadline – Your text will be read, and you will receive a notification whether it will be published or not. Approved texts will be sent back for spell check and additional rewriting. Blog authors, who have written magazine quality entries which and fit for the specific number. At this stage the editorial board will screen the texts.
    2. Print Deadline – Texts must be returned before this date, in final shape and without spelling errors.
    3. Publication

    N.B. Due to e-mail problems, please use both and for submissions or any other contact with the editor and the Magazine.


    General information

    ISSN 1654-7063

    Editor and publisher: Christopher Kullenberg

    Assistant editor: Jakob Lehne

    Editorial board: Edme Domingues, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University

    ♥Jörgen Johansen, Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University

    ♥Ananta K. Giri, Madras Institute of Development Studies

    ♥Frédéric Megret, McGill University

    ♥George Katsiaficas, Wentworth Institute of Technology

    ♥Wei Liu, University of Amsterdam

    ♥Mathias Klang, IT-University, Göteborg

    ♥Jeff Juris, Arizona State Univsersity

    ♥Sulaiman Al Hamri, Combatants for Peace

    ♥Lisa Sharlach, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    ♥Paul Routledge, University of Glascow

    ♥Sean Chabot, Eastern Washington University

    ♥Jenny Pickerill, University of Leicester

    ♥Kathy Ferguson, University of Hawaii

    ♥Leonidas K. Cheliotis, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London

    ♥Lennart Bergfeldt, Department of Social Sciences,Växjö University

    ♥Peter Waterman

    ♥Magid Shihade

    ♥Justin Kenrick, University of Glascow

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    το Περιοδικό "Κοινωνία και Υγεία» δωρεάν στο διαδίκτυο

    Η ομάδα του Προγράμματος Προαγωγής Αυτοβοήθειας στο πανεπιστήμιο της θεσσαλονίκης στα πλαίσια ενός προγράμματος επιμόρφωσης και παρέμβασης που τρέχει για την άρση του κοινωνικού αποκλεισμού σε μειονεκτούσες ομάδες, έχει ξεκινήσει ένα ελεύθερα διαθέσιμο περιοδικό με τον ως άνω τίτλο.
    Ως τώρα έχουν βγεί 5 τεύχη, με θέματα σχετικά με τον προβληματισμό του προγράμματος.
    Ειδικότερα, μπορείτε να δείτε και να κατεβάσετε τα εξής πολύ αξιόλογα τεύχη σε pdf.

    1. Κοινωνικός Αποκλεισμός
    2. Ψυχική Υγεία
    3. Πολιτικές, Υγεία και Ψυχική Υγεία
    4. Μετανάστευση & Μετανάστες
    5. Εξαρτήσεις & Αυτοβοήθεια

    Όποιος επιθυμεί να παραλάβει το περιοδικό σε έντυπη μορφή, μπορεί να αποστείλει μήνυμα στο:, με θέμα: «Αποστολή Περιοδικής Έκδοσης», αναγράφοντας τον αριθμό του τεύχους και σημειώνοντας τα πλήρη στοιχεία του (ονοματεπώνυμο, διεύθυνση, τηλέφωνο).

    Όσοι και όσες ενδιαφέρονται να γίνουν τακτικοί συνδρομητές του περιοδικού, μετά λήξη του προγράμματος, παρακαλούνται να αποστείλουν μήνυμα στην ίδια διεύθυνση ( ή να επικοινωνήσουν τηλεφωνικά (2310 554216 & 554225, Σταμάτη Γιούλη).

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    Flesh Machine: νέο τεύχος

    Μια που υπάρχει χρόνος σήμερα, θα γράψω και την παρουσίαση για το νέο τεύχος του περιοδικού flesh machine.

    είχα γράψει και παλιότερα ένα διθύραμβο για το πρώτο του τεύχος, αλλά αυτό είναι πολύ καλύτερο.

    Έτσι λοιπόν, για το σώμα και τις επιθυμητικές μηχανές, για τον κοινωνικό ανταγωνισμό και την επιθυμητική επανάσταση:

    • Κουλτούρα του τρόμου, χώρος του θανάτου: Michael Taussig
    • Βασανιστήρια: τα τρία σώματα και το μυθικό ψηφίο: Χρήστος Λυντέρης
    • Trepanning μέρος δεύτερο: Geoffrey Firmin
    • Αφιέρωμα στο ποιητή Ece Ayhan: Murat Nemet-Nejat
    • Το προβληματισμένο γονίδιο: μια συζήτηση για τη θεωρία της εξέλιξης και για άλλα θηρία
    • ετεροκανονικότητα: δύο πρώτα λόγια: gagri bhattacharyya
    • φεμινισμός και σαδομαζοχισμός: Pat Califia
    • Το ερωτικό χταπόδι: Roger Callois

    Φαντάζομαι ότι μπορεί να βρεθεί σε ενημερωμένα περίπτερα και βιβλιοπωλεία (του «χώρου» δηλ.) των Αθηνών και της Θεσσαλονίκης

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