ISSN 0587-2405 printed version
ISSN 2415-0479 online version

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

 

Basic Information

Acta Academica is an English, open access academic journal dedicated to scholarship in the humanities. The journal publishes scholarly articles that examine society, culture and politics past and present from a critical social theory perspective. The journal is also interested in scholarly work that examines how the humanities in the twenty-first century are responding to the double imperative of theorising the world and changing it. The journal appears four times a year 2 issues per year with an occasional special issue.

As a journal promoting humanist values and ethics, Acta Academica aims to be responsive to a range of current challenges: across the world discriminatory hegemonic discourses are resurfacing; white supremacy and right-wing populism is on the rise, civil liberties are under threat. As postcolonial and decolonial theories become more visible and vocal in public discourse, they are met with colonial-apologetic mystifications of an imperial past (and present), of inequalities and continued processes of marginalisation and exclusion. Acta Academica aims to provide a platform where these issues can be engaged. Within this framework the journal is especially interested to contributions in the fields of postcolonial, development, cultural, gender, international and African Studies, aiming to support current efforts towards the decolonisation of knowledge and knowledge production.

The journal publishes scholarly articles that examine society, culture and politics past and present from a critical social theory perspective. The journal strives to advance an international postcolonial discourse inspired by critical theory and applied to and/or generated in a local and regional (African) context. It is a forum for critical intellectual exchanges and debate.

Its key abbreviated title is Acta Academica

 

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Copyright

  • All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). Copyright is retained by the authors. Readers are welcome to reproduce, share and adapt the content without permission provided the source is attributed.
  • The authors retain the non–exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article(s), provided attribution is given to the applicable journal with details of the original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors’ or their institution’s websites or in institutional repositories.

 

Sponsors

The publication receives funding from:

  • University of the Free State

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