Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20509790 , ONLINE ISSN 20509804

This peer-reviewed journal provides in-depth exploration of the cultural aspects of urban life and the representation of cities in cultural products. It explores the intersection of humanities and social sciences, including essays that balance individual cultural/artistic product(s) with social-science urban approaches.

Category: Cultural Studies


Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (JUCS) is a peer-refereed, international journal that blends humanities and social science approaches to the culture(s) of cities. Its pages are devoted to rigorously argued research centred on urban themes that attempts to fuse urban studies – and cultural studies – perspectives. Articles give more or less equal weight to: (1) one or more aspects of urban studies (everyday life, built environment, architecture, city planning, identity formation, transportation …) and (2) one or more specific forms of cultural (textual) production (literature, film, graphic novels, music, art, graffiti, videogames, online or virtual spaces …) in relation to a specific urban space or spaces. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

JUCS publishes both research articles and short-form articles. Research articles of 7,000–10,000 words (including references and notes) are the hallmark of the journal and represent an original contribution to the field [peer reviewed]. Short-form articles of 2,500–4,000 words can take many forms: interviews, analyses of art installations, review essays (pitched globally and discussing at least three book titles) or discussions of theoretical debates and interdisciplinary issues relating to urban cultural studies [editorial review]. The journal does not publish ‘book reviews’. JUCS is also interested in receiving proposals for special issues by guest editors working individually or in teams of two, and original unpublished artwork on the topic of cities.

Prior to initial submission, all citations in other languages should be translated into English for the journal’s international reading public. Please direct all submissions and correspondence to the Editor at urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com. The blog http://urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is another way to keep up with the Urban Cultural Studies community, find out about upcoming events, new books and publishing opportunities, and listen to our series of Urban Cultural Studies Podcasts


Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

JUCS Notes for Contributors Download


The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

Although we embrace a broad definition of urban cultural studies, we are particularly interested in submissions that give equal weight to: a) one or more aspects of urban studies (everyday life, built environment, architecture, city planning, identity formation, transportation…) and b) analysis of one or more specific forms of cultural/textual production (literature, film, graphic novels, music, art, graffiti, videogames, online or virtual space…) in relation to a given urban space or spaces.

Essays of 7000–10,000 words (including works cited and notes) should be sent by attachment to jucssubmissions@gmail.com, correspondence to the editor
regarding special issues or questions unrelated to submissions should be directed to urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com. JUCS is also open to proposals of special issues by guest editors working individually or in teams of two. All citations in other languages should be translated into English for the journal's international reading public, in addition to including the original text.

While the journal does not publish book reviews, we do publish review essays – which should discuss 3–5 recent books on a shared topic or theme (or place) and run from 2500 to 4000 words. Review essays of urban-themed installations or other works of art are also welcome. These essays will be reviewed in house. Given our visual focus, we are interested in original, unpublished artwork on the topic of cities and in publishing articles accompanied by images where appropriate.

We encourage a variety of approaches to the urban phenomenon—the strengths of the editorial board run from urban geography to literature and film, photography and videogames, gender and sexuality, creative economy, popular music, Marxist approaches, fashion, urban planning, anthropology, sociology, Deaf culture, built environment, philosophy, architecture, detective fiction and noir, and more…

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

Editorial Board

Stuart Aitken
San Diego State University, USA

Lieven Ameel
University of Turku, Finland

Dirksen Bauman
Gallaudet University, USA

Ella Chmielewska
University of Edinburgh, UK

David B. Clarke
Swansea University, UK

Sara Cohen
University of Liverpool, UK

Sam Collins
Towson University, USA

Malcolm Compitello
University of Arizona, USA

Monica Degen
Brunel University, UK

Rebecca Haidt
The Ohio State University, USA

Sonia Hirt
University of Georgia, USA

Elisabeth Ho
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Amanda Holmes
McGill University, Canada

Eric Laurier
University of Edinburgh, UK

Donald McNeill
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Angela McRobbie
University of London (Goldsmiths C), UK

Michael Nitsche
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Venda Pollock
Newcastle University, UK

Gyan Prakash
Princeton University, USA

Les Roberts
University of Liverpool, UK

Mary Ellen (Marcy) Schwartz
Rutgers University, USA

Rob Shields
University of Alberta, Canada

Steven Spalding
United States Naval Academy, USA

Will Straw
McGill University, Canada

Roberta Tabanelli
University of Missouri, USA

Robin Visser
UNC-Chapel Hill, USA

Brigitta Wagner
Independent Scholar

Allan Watson
Loughborough University, UK

Andrew Webber
University of Cambridge (Churchill C), UK

Richard J. Williams
University of Edinburgh, UK

Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

 
FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives)
 
International Bibliography of Book Reviews in Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR)
 
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ)
 
MLA
 
RILM (Abstracts of Music Literature)
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (5): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1&2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2014


Executive Editor

Benjamin Fraser
University of Arizona, USA
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

Associate Editors

Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas, USA

Gareth Millington
University of York, UK

Stephen Vilaseca
Northern Illinois University, USA

Assistant Editors

Jason Luger
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Jasmine Mahmoud
Seattle University, USA

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