Next issue due:
Kirstine Moffat, Carin Burke,
Mike O'Driscoll, Mark Bond
The Aims and Scope of TKKA
Te Kura Kete Aronui is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that showcases original work of graduate and postgraduate students. Taking advantage of online publishing, TKKA aims to be dynamic, innovative and interdisciplinary. TKKA will publish thought-provoking interdisciplinary articles, reviews, commentary, visual and multi-media works that engage critical issues, themes and debates related to the arts, humanities and social sciences.
TKKA is published twice a year, with each volume organised around a theme that reflects the journal's interdisciplinary approach and that provides a critical focus for the featured articles and reviews. Proposed themes for upcoming volumes may be consulted in the Call for Papers page, although contributions on other topics will also be considered. TKKA welcomes the submission of articles and reviews from a wide range of disciplines. These include: anthropology, art history, cultural studies, diasporic studies, screen and media, geography, gender studies, history, linguistics, literature, Māori studies, political studies, popular culture, psychology, queer theory and sociology.
Te Kura Kete Aronui, the chosen title for this new graduate journal, prompts reflection on the importance of place for graduate and postgraduate students. Te Kura Kete Aronui demonstrates the capacity of bicultural communications to make links between different knowledges. As such, TKKA is a forum for critical work that opens up spaces of difference and challenges inequalities.
The number of contributors to an electronic journal is potentially unlimited and this is another reason for the title ‘Te Kura Kete Aronui’. The launch of this journal acknowledges that over the last few years the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has seen a steady increase in postgraduate and graduate student numbers, to a point where a graduate culture capable of supporting a venture of this kind has come into being.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encompasses a range of subjects and disciplines that deal primarily with people and with humanity. This on-line graduate journal is for the critical analyses of arts, humanities and social sciences by graduate and postgraduate students. The journal’s purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of critical work involving perspectives such as anarchist, anti-racist, environmentalist, indigenous, feminist, marxist, postcolonial, poststructuralist, queer, situationist and socialist. Analyses that are critical are understood to be part of the praxis of social, environmental and political change aimed at challenging, dismantling, and transforming prevalent relations, systems, and structures of capitalist exploitation, oppression, imperialism, neo-liberalism, national aggression, and environmental destruction.