About the Journal

Aims and Scopes

        Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis is an interdisciplinary bilingual journal (English  and French). It includes essays, articles, review essays, book reviews,  progress reports, and, commentaries and discussions. Taking the humanities as a departure point, the journal intends to promote a dialogue between scholars working in disciplines in the humanities including philosophy, history, religion, language, culture, and literature. Likewise, within social science, it accepts papers in the area of political science, social anthropology, social psychology, social geography, cultural studies, etc. Papers within this scope and fields will be considered for publication as long as it deals exclusively on human endeavors and theories. 

        The journal publishes theoretical and methodological, as well as firmly theoretically based empirical papers that contribute to a cross-disciplinary debate that fulls within the scope of the journal. The philosophy of the journal is that good theory and strong methodologies are essential for successful practice. Critical texts, including book reviews, are welcome. Both quantitative and qualitative texts are accepted for publication, based on either positivist or humanist methodology if they meet high standards of scholarly peer-review.

        While the journal is international in scope, papers accurately promoting African concepts, theories, and points of view, less known in the world literature, are especially welcome. This also applies to manuscripts authored by scholars from outside the core of the world socio-economic system, which gives chances for direct discussion with no mediation of the core. Papers must be submitted in English or French Languages.

The subject field

Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis only publishes papers that fall within the topics of the discipline listed above.

Society in Space and region

. urban sociology
. sociology of metropolis
. theory and philosophy of space and region
. ecological urban structure
. social space and its perception
. virtual space

territorial collectivities

. the structure of and changes in territorial collectivities on different spatial scales
. territorial identities 
. place and homeland
. globalisation
. globality, locality and glocality

nation, language and religion

. theory of nation
. questions of language
. sacral and profane (urban) spaces 
. borders and borderlands
. frontiers and (de)colonisation

social integration

. inclusion, exclusion and the ghetto
. spatial barriers

spaces of culture

. social and cultural capital
. sociology and anthropology of ordinariness
. gender spaces

methodology of social sciences

spaces of politics and media

. electoral geography
. political marketing
. spaces in the media

geopolitical space

. state, reason of state, national interests
. core and periphery
. political space, geopolitical code and code d’honeur