Call for Journal Articles: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Çankaya University
contact email: 

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June issue.

We’re looking for original papers at the intersection of language and translation studies, linguistics, foreign language education, translator education, language and psychology, literary studies and translation, comparative literature, and theory and cultural studies. The mission of the Journal is to facilitate a more expanded and participatory academic discussion on the theoretical and/or applied scholarly work under its scope, and to inform scholars and public about recent developments in these fields.

The 2019 June issue will be on “Struggle for Recognition: identity-formation and subjectivation” and Dr. Mohamed Saki from University of West Brittany (mohamed.saki@univ-brest.fr) will be the guest editor for this issue. 

The struggle of recognition has emerged, in the recent years, as a powerful paradigm.  The theme of struggle for recognition is at the intersection of different areas of the human sciences: philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, discourse analysis, literature, etc. It is widely associated with the works of Axel Honneth, Nancy Fraser, Charles Taylor, Paul Ricoeur, to name just a few prominent figureheads. According to Axel Honneth, the core of any public sphere is always a struggle for recognition. Nancy Fraser goes as far as talking about a recognition theoretical turn to describe a tendency to tackle many pressing real-life issues –such as discrimination, exclusion, social justice, political equality, gender equality– in terms of struggle for recognition and against all forms of disrespect.

At the core of the struggle for recognition paradigm, we find the question of identity formation, self-realization and subjectivation. Those engaged in a struggle for recognition are always of course struggling against institutionalized patterns of value that sustain and reinforce various mechanisms of exclusion. They are also struggling against those institutionalized patterns of value because they strip them of their dignity and subordinate them out of existence. Therefore, when they engage in struggles for recognition, they seek to redress injustices as much as to step out of invisibility and to claim their ethical capacity as full right subjects. The struggle for recognition may take different forms, which can be classified into two categories: argumentation or violence. Obviously enough, these two forms are exclusive; we can come across many examples when the struggle for recognition is both argumentative and violent. Some struggles for recognition seek reconciliation and a viable consensus, while others may refuse the idea of consensus and seek instead to perpetuate an agonistic confrontation.

Papers may answer one or more of the following questions or address the following topics of interest for submission:

  • What identity is the object of the struggle for recognition?
  • Who leads this struggle and in the name of who?
  • On what moral, ethical, political foundations is the struggle for recognition based?
  • Are the disrespect and contempt experiences presented in personal or collective terms?
  • Who refuses recognition and in name of what?
  • How subjectivities transformed during the struggle for recognition?
  • What argumentative strategies are used in the struggle for recognition?
  • How does literature depict the struggle for recognition?
  • Critical race theory and cultural identity
  • Culture and the social construct of identity
  • Diasporic literature
  • Intersectionality and identity politics

Manuscripts should be between 6000-8000 words in length and submitted in Microsoft Word format. All referencing, citation, footnotes and reference list (works cited) should be prepared in accordance with Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style, 8th Edition. Please see: https://style.mla.org/works-cited-a-quick-guide. We do not accept works that have been published elsewhere. Authors should prepare an anonymous file in accordance with the guidelines listed at www.cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr. 

Please email submissions to: mkirca@gmail.commkirca@cankaya.edu.tr (Dr. Mustafa Kirca, editor-in-chief)

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Copernicus and CiteFactor.

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