[Foucault-L] Sextures e-journal

Dear friends,

Please forward the following information regarding Sextures e-journal on to your colleagues, friends, and students. They are currently seeking submissions on a range of topics related to sexuality. I am pleased to say that I am a member of the journal's advisory board. The editor is a former editor of borderlands e-journal and a member of that journal's advisory board. While its focus tends to be on issues around sexuality in central and eastern Europe it does have a broader focus on sexuality in general, including theoretical topics.

My apologies for any cross-posting.

Best wishes



SEXTURES is a joint initiative of a group of intellectuals, writers, critics, and activists scattered throughout the world, who have a passionate interest in the theory and practice of sexuality in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe. Some of us work in academia, while others work as freelance researchers, critics, curators, artists, journalists, commentators, and activists. Most of us, whether we live in the never ending transitional nightmare that many parts of the Balkans and Eastern Europe have turned into, or carve out an uncertain existence as intellectual, economic and cultural migrants working on the margins of the globalized information economy/ ies of the developed world, feel close to each other in our experience of ongoing social, economic, academic and cultural precarity. For some of us our sexualities add another intense emotional layer of precarity that deeply affects how we see and know the world.

SEXTURES is about our need to give theoretical and practical expressions to the everyday precariousness of our existence and to our unique epistemologies that derive from it. SEXTURES is also a long-term project dedicated to challenging the still prevalent snobbery that goes with the printed academic text, and to breaking barriers, prejudices (whether sexual, epistemological or disciplinary), and new theoretical and disciplinary grounds.

Although we primarily focus on the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, we hope to attract readers and writers from around the world, since sexuality as a complex set of discourses and practices of biopower has been put to very similar uses throughout the globe. The struggle for sexual democracy and citizenship rights for members of oppressed sexual minorities is also global. Linking, networking and sharing insights, analyses, and modes of resistance is crucial both to advancing local and global struggles for equality for members of various marginalized sexualities, advancing women's reproductive rights, and the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, to name only a few major struggles here. As Amartya Sen notes, "exclusions of different kind [or of the same kind but in various regions] may link with each other, and progress in inclusion in one field may help advance inclusion in others." These connections call for more extensive investigations in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, the instigation of which is one of the main aims of SEXTURES.

The founder and publisher of SEXTURES is Alexander Lambevski, but its origins lie in the collective need of the intellectual, social and sexual precariat of the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the postsocialist countries of the Balkans, to create an open, safe and ongoing space exclusively dedicated to exploring issues of sexuality across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

SEXTURES is a global project. It is edited in Australia and Europe, and web-published on its website hosted on a server in the United States.

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