Comment S’en Sortir ? (CSS) is an international-oriented French peer-reviewed scientific journal. The journal is managed by an Editorial Board, assisted by an appointed Review Board, and supported by an Advisory Board made up of acknowledged researchers.
It aims to generate a perspective dually feminist and queer on and within Philosophy, Political Theory and Gender Studies, as well as Marxist Studies, Gay, Lesbian and Trans Studies, and Postcolonial and Cultural Studies.
CSS fundamentally joins a tradition of thought inherited from Critical Theories, and is committed to further anew Sarah Kofman’s lingering question: “How to get out of this?” (Comment s’en sortir ?, Paris, Galilée, 1983) .
As aporias undermine the dichotomies produced by dominant scientific cultures (theory/empirical, subject/object, natural/cultural, biological/social, given/made, modern/postmodern, western/nil, materiality/performativity…), CSS aims to testify to the promethean and highly political nature of thought, even if it means contradicting and facing the authority of methods and statuses, the positivity of facts or data, metaphysics, and truth-telling. Out of working on the negative, on doubt, out of deconstruction or out of critical eristic arguments, we see arise the creative generation, the tactical inventiveness of the concept, self-laboratories and laboratories of the Self, joyful practices of the “We”, life ethics, political lives, minority economics, agencies as well as utopias. CSS is a possible space-time meeting for texts, phenomena, expressions, experiments, and frictions, where documents — whether they are original, translated, or buried — contribute to (re)drawing and relating paths from situated perspectives. These paths are not ways out as much as they are genealogies: simultaneously toolboxes, arsenals and tatamis… from which to draw the strength, commitments and resources necessary to traverse intimate conflicts, political struggles and social antagonisms, present as well forthcoming. In this perspective, CSS represents a praxis within which the becoming subject of those who are usually warned, subjugated, and seen as mute objects of discourse and knowledge is at stake.
CSS is a free access e-journal, hosted on the website https://commentsensortir.org/. The journal features texts in French and welcomes contributions in English, Italian, or Spanish that will be translated into French. Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are particularly welcome to submit their original works.
The journal is published twice a year. Every issue consists of several articles in a thematic extended section called “Frictions”, a text presented as a manifesto linked to the theme of the issue, an interview in the “Rencontre” section, an original translation in French, and the “Arsenal” section composed of three book, essay, literary, art, or exhibition reviews. All articles are handed over to two referees of the Review Board by the Editorial Board for blind peer-review.