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Acta Academica is an accredited, open access South African journal dedicated to scholarship in the humanities. The journal publishes independently refereed research articles in the humanities. It promotes the perspectives of critical social theory and engagements with postcolonial and post-developmental debates with special reference to (Southern) Africa. The journal is thereby in support of scholarly work that examines how the humanities in the twenty-first century respond to the double imperative of theorising the world and changing it. The journal appears twice a year and is published in English. 

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Vol. 54 No. 1 (2022)

In Acta Academica 54(1) we are proud to announce the inclusion of Platform: in theory.

Platform: in theory aims to provide a space dedicated to the advancement of theory in understanding and acting within the social world. It is intended as a space for on-going conversations around specific topics where the results are archived for subsequent reference and reflection; a platform that gives voice to a variety of perspectives and arguments on defined issues, and invites serious responses. As such, it works towards a circle of critical thinkers, a public intellectual community.

In this issue a project on temporality within the context of global warming is introduced.

Peter Vale and Gerhard Maré serves as editors of Platform: in theory in collaboration with Acta Academica’s editorial team. A brief explanation is offered here of the initiation and travels of Platform as an intellectual intervention.

Published: 2022-08-01
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Acta Academica is an accredited, open access South African journal dedicated to scholarship in the humanities. The journal publishes independently refereed research articles in the humanities. It promotes the perspectives of critical social theory and engagements with postcolonial and post-developmental debates with special references to (Southern) Africa. The journal is thereby in support of scholarly work that examines how the humanities in the twenty-first century respond to the double imperative of theorising the world and changing it. The journal appears twice a year and is published in English.