Lacuna – a new online magazine which commits sociology

We would like to introduce you to a new favourite online magazine of ours – Lacuna.

“Lacuna is an online magazine that challenges indifference to suffering and promotes human rights. Its aim is to fill the gap between the short-term immediacy of daily journalism and long-term academic analysis. It will publish credible, accessible and compelling content that enables concerned readers to gain a better understanding of a particular issue. It will stimulate ideas for action and provide resources for those who wish to look deeper than may be possible through mainstream media. And it will give space and assistance to new writers and those who want to speak for themselves.

Lacuna will provide commentary, reportage and expert analysis that uncovers issues of injustice and human rights abuses. We will review the best books, articles, films, music, art, theatre connected to these issues; bring to life the wider and deeper aspects of a specific theme of justice; offer stimulus, advice and ideas for writing and campaigning for human rights; and encourage and support unheard voices. All forms of writing and visual art will be considered: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, animation, photography.”

The magazine is funded by the Institute of Advanced Training and Learning and the Research Development Fund at the University of Warwick.

Categories: Committing Sociology, Sociological Craft, Sociologists of Crisis

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