an interdisciplinary journal for critical scholarship. It seeks to promote a plurality of
societal analyses, focusing on a view 'from the periphery inwards'.
aims to probe the flows, movements and tensions in the 'zones' between:
- center and periphery.
- power and subordination.
- class, capital and labor.
- wealth and poverty.
- prestige and stigma.
- local,regional and global.
- state, minorities and individuals.
The journal's aim is to provide a platform where various scholarly traditions
and disciplines can interact while investigating social, political, spatial and economic
order. It is open to contributions that employ a variety of approaches - qualitative
and quantitative, theoretical and empirical, conceptual and ethnographic. In particular,
we are interested in connecting and engaging with several scholarly debates in, and about,
non western settings and peoples, and in probing topics such as:
- colonialism and post-colonialism.
- culture, gender and identity.
- democratization and mobilization.
- ethnicity, race, religion and nation.
- globalization, immigration and diasporas.
- politics, power and hegemony.
- socioeconomic stratification and polarization.
- society and space.
Hagar include two regular sections:
"Open Space- Perspectives" which features shorter pieces, opinions, and
critiques; and "Reviews", where recent books, films, exhibitions and events are
Hagar is the only refereed social science journal, in English, published on a
regular basis in Israel.
Hagar will periodically publish special issues around a central theme. We welcome
the initiative of scholars to assemble and edit such special issues, which falls within
the journal's aims.