International Social Science Journal

The International Social Science Journal (ISSJ), founded by UNESCO in 1949, is published quarterly.

Its purpose is to bridge diverse communities of social scientists, working in different problems and disciplines and in different parts of the world. It provides information and debate on subjects of interest to an international readership, written by an equally international range of authors. The ISSJ has a particular interest in policy-relevant questions and interdisciplinary approaches. It serves as a forum for review, reflection and discussion informed by the results of relevant research, rather than as an outlet of “first publication” for the results of individual research projects.

The bulk of each issue is devoted to thematic sections comprising commissioned articles and selected submissions from open calls. Unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome for the “Open Forum”, “Continuing Debate” and “Professional Issues” sections. Prospective contributors should bear in mind the profile of the journal as described above.

Current Issue

ISSJ N° 205/206 Political Ecology: Religion, Myth, Belief / Biopolitical Control, Bodily Resistance

205/206 Political Ecology: Religion, Myth, Belief / Biopolitical Control, Bodily Resistance
September–December 2011

1st dossier: Political Ecology: Religion, Myth, Belief

  • The roles of religions in activating an ecological consciousness by John Grim
  • The sacred and the body politic at Ireland’s holy wells by Celeste Ray
  • Ruskin’s Storm-cloud: heavenly messages and pathetic fallacies in a denatured world by Thomas H. Ford
  • Imaginary futures and moral possibilities: blossoming in the morn of days by Stephen R. L. Clark
  • Political ecology and Buddhism: an ambivalent relationship by Lionel Obadia
  • The end of the future: Hegel and the political ecology of deep time by Stefan Skrimshire

2nd dossier: Biopolitical Control, Bodily Resistance

  • Bodies do matter! The rule of precariousness in Haiti by Maria Ferreira
  • Biopower and the ‘civilisation’ of children’s bodies in a preschool bathroom: an Australian case study by Ken Cliff and Zsuzsa Millei
  • The normalisation of exception in the biopolitical security dispositif by Gonzalo Velasco Arias
  • The governance of AIDS in Chile: power/knowledge, patient-user organisation and the formation of the biological citizen by Hernán Cuevas Valenzuela and Isabel Pérez Zamora
  • The biopolitical paradox: population and security mechanisms by Emiliano Sacchi

Preceding issue (203-204): Social Memory and Hypermodernity
Next issue (207-208): States of Theory


John Crowley, j.crowley(at) / issj(at)

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