Journal for Cultural Research

Invitation to Submit 


Journal for Cultural Research is an international journal, based in Lancaster University’s Institute for Cultural Research ( It is interested in essays concerned with the conjuncture between culture and the many domains and practices in relation to which it is usually defined, including:




Culture is no longer, if it ever was, singular. It denotes a shifting multiplicity of signifying practices and value systems that provide a potentially infinite resource of academic critique, investigation and ethnographic or market research into cultural difference, cultural autonomy, cultural emancipation and the cultural aspects of power. As such, culture has itself become, in many areas, a primary instrument of government and thus the desire not to be governed is impelled to think culture differently from the accepted forms of cultural identity and recognition. In the academy, research has become a defining feature of the cultural just as the cultural has become indistinguishable from questions concerning the governable.

The journal publishes original essays by established and emerging writers around the globe who are developing the future of cultural theory and research in the 21st century. We encourage writing that explores every aspect of cultural experience, experiences that occur in the correlation between fields of knowledge, types of normativity, and forms of subjectivity in different domains and locations around the world.


Manuscripts must conform to the Harvard reference style and authors should submit via email three copies of their paper, double spaced, with a maximum length of 8,000 words (including notes and references) to Shannon Lowe, Assistant Editor: [log in to unmask] and MIck Dillon, Editor: [log in to unmask]

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Initial enquiries can be made to the editors, Mick Dillon and Scott Wilson via email on: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]







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