Submission deadline: 1 October 2018
To be published in: Issue 23 (January 2019)
In recent decades, social suffering has come to be one of the key topics in sociological and political debate. The growth in diagnoses of depression and burnout has received increasing amounts of attention, leading a number of social analysts to interpret them as symptoms of the wide-ranging transformations taking place in society (Ehrenberg, 1998; Honneth, 2002; Rosa, 2005; Neckel and Wagner, 2013). During this same period, an idea has gained traction, namely that the social question, most notably in its contemporary forms, cannot be properly described without taking into account the psychological experiences and feelings of malaise attached to it (Bourdieu, 1993; Castel, 1995; Dejours, 1998; Gaulejac, 2011). As a result, the notion of social suffering has moved to the forefront of a research programme involving different but converging approaches in sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and social philosophy (Kleinman et al., 1997; Wilkinson, 2005; Renault, 2010).
Guest editor: Hernán Borisonik (researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, CONICET)
Submission deadline: 1 December 2018
To be published in: issue 24 (July 2019)
Articles should focus on the social consequences of new forms of exchange, especially in digital contexts in which the boundaries of states tend to become ill-defined and porous. How do crypto currencies are influencing or will influence societies? What does the use of new forms of non-state exchange (apps, messengers) imply at the level of social relations?
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The development of computing technology and the expansion of the digital medium have given rise to major transformations from a social, political, cultural and epistemological perspective. Digital Humanities, as a field of research, critical reflection and action, has become one of the key agents in this process of transformation, contributing, on the one hand, to its own development; and on the other, to its critical analysis. Thus, the practice of Digital Humanities helps us expand contemporary society extending into new forms of access, production and distribution of knowledge, culture, social actions and political discourse, while also aware of its problems, imbalances and uncertainties.