Human Figurations: Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition is a new journal supported and sponsored by the Norbert Elias Foundation. The unifying theme of the journal Human Figurations is a broad concern with long-term processes of the development of human society and the human condition.
The first issue, with constributions by Peter Burke, Olle Edström, Barbara Evers, Johan Goudsbloom, Andrew Linklater, Joseph Maquire, , Peter Westbroek and Gary Wickham is now live online.
While Elias is best known for his theory of civilizing processes, he wrote on an astonishing range of topics, including violence, war, sport, ageing and dying, time, work, art, music, poetry, utopias and the relations between the sexes. Fundamentally, he advanced what have been called both a ‘post-philosophical’ theory of knowledge and the sciences, and an ‘historical social psychology’. His conception of the discipline of sociology was far broader than that which has now become institutionalized in the rather narrow departments of sociology in contemporary universities. In consequence, he inspires researchers from many disciplines, especially people working in the interstices between conventional disciplines: history (especially world historians and social historians), criminology, international relations, anthropology and political science. Human Figurations will attract contributions from across these fields, the unifying theme being a broad concern with long-term processes of the development of human society and the human condition.
For bibliometric reasons: I would like to place your journal on the Danish list of peer-reviewed journals. But do you have peer review?
Gorm Harste (board of bibliometrics)
Yes, it is peer-reviewed…see:
After reading in Figurations #36 that ‘our’ online journal had been launched “almost simultaneously with” Cambio, I found that the latter had been there from June last year (http://www.cambio.unifi.it/CMpro-v-p-56.html):
Cambio – Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali
Anno I, Numero 1/Giugno 2011 : Eredità e attualità di Norbert Elias.
I wondered and tried to contact MPublishing – in vain. But now the manna is falling from heaven – I hope and wish for many years to come.