In an age of increasing globalization and integration, the question of balancing economic growth with the enhancement of democratic empowerment and the alleviation of mass inequality, is an abiding concern that will linger as a major dilemma of the new century. At the Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought contributors and authors are asked to explore the theoretical and practical problems of Marxism in the 20th century.
- How does Marx’s understanding of the spread of global capitalism contribute to the understanding of the form and process of global integration?
- What is the relevance of his understanding of surplus labor, alienation, labor exploitation, reification and commodification to our ability to grasp and direct the creation of stable, equal and sustainable societies?
- Are Marx’s ideas, particularly his notion of capitalist crisis, inevitable revolution and the “withering away of the state” a way to grasp and understand the future?
- Further, what are the “tools of critique” uniquely given to us by Marx?
- Theoria and Praxix also encourages authors to contemplate on the likelihood of a Marxist resurgence through the work of important contemporary thinkers, such as Zizek, Badiou and Harvey.
Authors are asked to contemplate the depth, intensity and manner of Marx’s shadow over the present century.
Neither are submissions, by any means, to be confined to these questions alone. In fact, the journal will gladly and seriously consider all papers it receives. Manuscripts shall be subject to a double-blind reading, ensuring the integrity of the peer-review process. All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, and include abstracts of no more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word file format).
Submissions of papers and proposals, and all relevant inquiries, should be sent to Theoria and Praxis at firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 30 deadline.
Theoria and Praxis is edited by Paul A. Brienza and Yasar Bukan. For more information, visit the Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought website.