disClosure:A Journal of Social Theory

Volume 23, Mapping (2014)

Editors: Rachael Hoy and Christina Williams.

Table Of Contents:

Editor's Preface and Acknowledgements, Rachael Hoy and Christina Williams.

Landing on the Patio: Landscape Ecology and the Architecture of Identity in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy, by Jenna Goldsmith.

Tapestry of Space: Domestic Architecture and Underground Communities in Margaret Morton's Photography of a Forgotten New York, by Irina Nersessova.

Hegel's Internet, by Ben Agger.

Six Poems on Sixteenth Century Maps, by Jeremy Dae Paden.

Collective Counter Cartography from Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin, by Gabriel Wulff.

A Posture of Removal: Mary Rowlandson's Location, Postition, and Displacement by Aaron Cloyd.

Mapping As Peforming Place, by Aslihan Senel.

Exploring Mapping:Discussions With Swati Chattopadhyay and Derek Gregory.

A Schizocartography of the University of Leeds: Cognitively Mapping the Campus, by Tina Richardson.

the angel of dead and dying towns, by Jeremy Dae Paden.


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What is disClosure?
disClosure is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. By encouraging submissions from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, and theoretical perspective and genres, the journal seeks to expand the nature of what is studied by the academy and how it is studied.  In an effort to construct new approaches to form and content, we encourage submissions that employ innovative writing styles as well as formal scholarly work. The journal annually publishes articles, art, creative writing, interviews, and book reviews.

Now in its twentieth year, disClosure is an inventive journal of social theory, each issue of which publishes interviews, book reviews and refereed essays, poems, and art work focused on a given topic. The journal is edited by graduate students participating in Committee research activities, most of whom are working toward a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory and taking ST 610: disClosure Editorial Collective for credit. The focus of past issues has been:

  1. Rethinking Contemporary Mythologies (1992)
  2. The Buying and Selling of Culture (1993)
  3. Fin-de-siècle Democracy (1994)
  4. Making Boundaries (1995)
  5. Reason INCorporated (1996)
  6. reVisioning Justice (1997)
  7. coloring (1998)
  8. peregriNations (1999)
  9. manholes (2000)
  10. childhood (2001)
  11. metropolis (2002)
  12. (in)civiities (2003)
  13. pangaea (2004)
  14. Incanations (2005)
  15. thresholds (2006)
  16. Stirrings: Journeys Through Emotion (2007)
  17. Roots & Routes (2008)
  18. War (2009)
  19. Consuming Cultures (2010)
  20. Family, Sex, Law (2011)
  21. Self/Story (2012) 
  22. Security (2013)
  23. Mapping (2014)

Students are responsible for all aspects of the journal, from the solicitation and review of manuscripts, art work, and poetry, to correspondence, publicity, distribution, fund-raising, book reviewing, and preparation of a camera-ready copy. Each issue has a Chief Editor, Managing Editor, Review Editor, and Art Editor who oversee the collective's efforts; and Committee members supply advice for the entire operation. disClosure is housed in the social theory office and produced on the state of the art computer equipment available there. The journal also has an internationally renowned editorial board (see below) that assists in the evaluation of submissions.

disClosure is a referred journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky.  Funding was provided by:  the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Student Government Association.

For more information, write to:

Grace Cale
disClosure editor


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