Welcome to Subjectivity

Subjectivity is an exciting and innovative transdisciplinary journal in the social sciences. Re-launched by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, it examines the socio-political, cultural, historical and material processes, dynamics and structures of human experience.

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2014 Volume 7
Four issues per year

ISSN: 1755-6341
EISSN: 1755-635X

Lisa Blackman
John Cromby
Derek Hook
Dimitris Papadopoulos
Valerie Walkerdine


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Open access

Open access option for authors now available

Subjectivity now offers authors of accepted papers the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Find out more from our FAQs page.

About the journal

Subjectivity has been an important concept for academic research as well as for intervening in social and political life since the 1960s and 1970s. The idea of subjectivity had a catalytic impact in changing the terms of the debate in the social sciences: in anthropology, geography, psychology, sociology, post colonial theory, gender studies, cultural and media studies, social theory as well as the humanities.

Subjectivity attempts to capture ongoing debates and activities and to foster a discourse on subjectivity which goes beyond traditional dichotomies between the various disciplines.

The journal aims at a re-prioritization of subjectivity as a primary category of social, cultural, psychological, historical and political analysis. It wishes to encourage a variety of transdisciplinary engagements with this topic in theory as well as empirical research, and, accordingly, to advance the potential of engagement with subjectivity/subjectivities as a locus of social change and a means of political intervention.

Free sample articles now available online

The editors of Subjectivity have selected 10 papers from the archive as a representative sample of the journal's content. These articles are free to read and download.

Special Issues in 2011

Collective Cultures and Political Transformations

Issue 4.1 (April 2010) ed. Caroline Edwards and Alexander Dunst
More information about this issue. (PDF, 27KB)

Subjectivity and Neuroscience

Issue 4.3 (Sept 2010) ed. John Cromby, Tim Newton and Simon Williams
More information about this issue. (PDF, 59KB)

Book Reviews

Subjectivity invites the submission of book reviews.