The Society for the Advancement of Research
In Humanities and Social Sciences

Texture : A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

ISSN : 2456-9917 ( ONLINE)

Aims and Scope

Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , a bi-annual journal published by The Society for the Advancement of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Bagdogra, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, aims at openness to original thinking and represents the productive nexus of work in the fields of literary criticism and theory, philosophy, Information and cultural studies.

Texture is an international, refereed, multi-disciplinary electronic journal presenting a global forum for both the critical discussion of postcolonial literature, culture, history, and theory. It is concerned with ways of negotiating the various epistemological, cultural, social, and political links and disjunctures between postcolonial, western, and diasporic communities. In particular, this e-journal examines the relationship between postcolonial studies, diaspora studies and such newly emerging fields as transnational cultural and globalization studies. The journal invites work that is concerned with different concepts of the nation; transnational and translocal forms of belonging; cosmopolitanisms; competing sites and venues of cultural knowledge production; the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial writing; cultural memory; globalization; and the relationships between various modes of scripting oral, written, and visual texts across different cultures.
The journal operates at the crossroads of contemporary work in the humanities and social sciences in the following areas of research, theory and politics:

Theories of colonialism, settler colonialism, occupation, and postcolonialism
The histories, impact, and long-term effects of imperialism and colonialism on all aspects of society
The role of culture in the operation of imperialism and in the formations of national resistance
Contemporary Marxist philosophy and related cultural theory
The economics of neo-colonialism and neoliberalism and their effects on the global South
Genocide, conflict intervention and resolution, human rights and humanitarian ethics
Contemporary slavery, child soldiers, refugees, camps and detention centres
Ecological imperialism, violence, and activist counter-strategies
• Content development and e-publishing, human resource development, knowledge, skills and  capacity building initiatives.
• ICT applications in e-resources, e-governance and e-services
The contemporary politics of race, caste and ethnicity; indigeneity; gender and sexuality
Philosophy of translation and translation theory
Theoretical, philosophical, and analytical questions of postcolonial and world literatures, art, photography, cinema and music.
Special Issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social science will occasionally be published.

Texture also seeks interviews that focus on an author’s writing, pursue and elaborate a line of questioning and response, and provide insight into central aspects of the writer’s significance. Submitted interviews should not duplicate material available elsewhere in the author’s essays or in other interviews.