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Announcing “The New Polis” – An E-Publication On Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, And Political Thought

The directors of The Whitestone Foundation, the Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has published The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory since 1999 and its e-supplement Religious Theory since 2016, announces a new companion publication entitled The New Polis.

Following the style, format, and general editorial policy and protocols of the JCRT, The New Polis focuses critical theory, cultural analysis, and political thought and political theology.

The New Polis is both an e-magazine and a scholarly journal.  Currently it serves as an academic weblog publishing informed and researched articles, or essays,  on a weekly to monthly basis.  Later in 2018 The New Polis will begin publishing a peer-reviewed, online journal on a range of topics involving critical theory, cultural analysis, and political thought.  An academic advisory board for the journal will soon be in place.

The New Polis is also planning to publish translations of previously unpublished texts by both current and deceased European scholars of interest to an English-speaking constituency.

The vision statement of The New Polis is as follows:

In this age of increasing global economic inequality, political chaos, environmental threats, racial and ethnic strife, gender struggles, and the corruption of so much of media and academia, the public needs a thoughtful and critical voice to take a deeper look at domestic and international trends as well as the news of the day.

We aim to offer that voice without succumbing to ideological posturing, political polemicizing, or hyperpartisan ranting.

Initial editorial staff for The New Polis are as follows:

  • General Editor – Roger Green, Metropolitan State University
  • Senior Consulting Editor – Carl Raschke, University of Denver
  • Consulting Editor – Joshua Hanan, University of Denver
  • Consulting Editor – Victor Taylor, York College of Pennsylvania
  • Production Editor – Kara Roberts, University of Denver
  • Associate Editor – Jeff Appel, University of Denver
  • Assistant Editor – Joshua Ramos, University of Denver
  • Contributing Editor – Rebekah Gordon, University of Denver
  • Contributing Editor – Jonathan Cole, Charles Sturt University

The New Polis welcomes submissions both of a scholarly and popular nature that fit within its broad range of topic areas within the arts and humanities.  All submissions are carefully vetted by its editorial staff.  Occasional articles – e.g., reviews, essays, interviews, reflections, editorials, opinion pieces – are reviewed by the senior editors for the weblog and may be selected for publication in the academic journal within two years following initial appearance.

To submit an article or make an inquiry, please send an email to

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