SACS was launched as a bi annual on-line journal aimed at an international readership with both general and multi-disciplinary interests in South Asian culture viewed from a range of critical perspectives. Cultural interrogations will aim to engage with popular modes of expression and lived experience, as well as literary, per-formative and artistic forms of representation. Consequently the journal will engage with current critical debates in the fields of culture, literature, language, media and film studies, and how these interact and interface with other disciplines such as history, critical geography and social sciences, therefore juxtaposing the theoretical perspectives which underpin‘post-colonialism’. The journal seeks to promote a diverse range of cultural and intellectual voices on South Asian practices from a varied range of geographical contexts.
The broad theme of SACS is to generate dialogue and exchange of ideas between academics, writers and researchers in the humanities and social sciences through the following objectives:
Addressing constructions of identity, particularlynational, ethnic, religious and gender identities, withincontexts of the evolving social, cultural and political tensions in modern South Asian nations.
Critical analysis of the relationships between culture, environment and changing political economies in South Asia. Critical engagement with and assessment of dominant discourses and modes of representations.
Considering the cultural exchanges between South Asia and the wider world which takes into account the colonial encounter as a defining event in the histories of both South Asia and the West.
Assessing the role of popular culture (disseminated through cinema, television, sport etc.) and its potential to aggravate or defuse situations of political or social crisis.
Interrogating the impact of traditional cultural practices on the evolution of diasporic communities, including transnational cultures, and their changing relationships within specific and distinct host communities
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SACS also runs in conjunction with another refereed journal called the Global Built Environment Review (GBER) and can be accessed using the link to the right.