I thought the journal Invisible Culture might be interesting to those of us who deal with some of the less visible aspects of cultural/social infrastructure like trash, hoarding, or sanitation work.

The journal has just put out a call for reviews for an edition called “making sense of visual culture.” They’re specifically “soliciting reviews that investigate a broader range of sensory experience beyond visual analysis.”  Discard Studies already has a history of smelling, feeling, and even tasting its way through its subject matter.

Call for Reviews:
Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture is soliciting
reviews for Issue 18, Making Sense of Visual Culture. With this issue, we will launch an expanded Reviews section, for which we now seek submission.  IVC’s Reviews section for Issue 18 is soliciting reviews that investigate a broader range of sensory experience beyond visual analysis. Reviews will be chosen for their ability to complement this issue’s theme.

Please send inquiries and completed texts (MLA style), maximum 1000 words, to invisibleculturereviews@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.


Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture is a
peer-reviewed journal dedicated to explorations of the material and political dimensions of cultural practices: the means by which cultural objects and communities are produced, the historical contexts in which they emerge, and the regimes of knowledge or modes of
social interaction to which they contribute.

Lights by Laura Ortiz, 2009. Homepage image for Invisible Culture.