As an anti-disciplinary magazine, “Stan Rzeczy” (“State of Affairs”) aims to open up a platform for dialogue between sociology and other disciplines within the social sciences and humanities sphere: anthropology, economics, philosophy, history, literary studies, law, theology etc. As we understand it, an interdisciplinary approach bridges the gaps between narrowly demarcated fields of research as well as combining diverse techniques and research methods. We would, therefore, like to return to a more holistic study of society, offering more elaborate and extensive explanations for social phenomena rather than conforming to certain specialisations designated by research methods or historically embedded divisions between the specific interests of individual sciences.
By providing this platform for discussion, we hope to provoke innovative and unique insights into social phenomena. We are guided by the outstanding traditions of sociological research conducted at the University of Warsaw and by critical and analytical thinking applied to society whilst committing ourselves to the highest standards of academic rigour. We wish to establish connections and to collaborate with authors from other academic institutions, domestic and abroad. Running parallel to our publishing activities we organise educational activities such as seminars, workshops, debates and summer schools for students and graduates from various social science disciplines.
The printed copy is the original (reference) version of the journal. Frequency of publication: 2 issues per year (biannual).More...