PCS Journal

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society


Psychoanalysis, Culture & Societyis an international journal publishing original, refereed articles. The journal critically addresses the intersection between psychoanalysis and the social world and explores the roles psychoanalysis might play in bringing about social justice and progressive social change. It welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines and schools of thought but will be of primary interest to psychoanalytically informed scholars in the social and political sciences, media, cultural and literary studies, and to clinicians and practitioners concerned to explore the relationship between the social and the psychic.

The editorial board welcomes articles, commentaries and shorter papers that address the intersection between psychoanalysis, culture, and society with particular reference to social and political issues, social justice and praxis. We also welcome papers that address the relationship between the social world and clinical practice. In our field notes section, we publish short commentaries on psychoanalytically informed activities and projects, such as ongoing ethnographic research, dynamics of consultation or teaching, social-psychoanalytic conference reports, and reports on activist projects. Occasionally, we publish articles that trace the history of key psychoanalytic concepts and address the way in which these ideas have an impact on everyday life. We also publish an ongoing thread of articles and field notes focused on environment and sustainability.

Articles and key psychoanalytic concepts should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including references and, where they are used, endnotes. All articles are subject to peer review and the final decision to publish rests with the editors. Field notes should not exceed 3,000 words in length.

All manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form to: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/journal/41282

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