As the theoretical terrain changes, new maps are needed. Theoretical concepts and perspectives are the cure for the mystifying language of power. The journal Fronesis provides tools for a critical comprehension of our time by gathering politics, theory, and critique in extensive thematic issues.
The ambition of Fronesis is to be accessible and pedagogic in order to make complex topics a concern for more than academic scholars. Since its foundation in 1998, Fronesis has established itself as an important forum for radical interventions in the Swedish public debate.
In Fronesis, the vivid international leftist debate gets accessible in Swedish. Forgotten texts are being reintroduced, and new interventions on burning issues published. A radical conversation within academia meets the discussions and ideas of the labor movement, new social movements and progressive politics.
In 2004, Fronesis was appointed the cultural journal of the year in Sweden.
Thematic issues and authors
Since the start in 1998, Fronesis have published issues on themes as ”The Universal”, ”Home and Residence”, ”Capitalism”, ”Liberalism”, ”Human Nature”, ”Critique”, ”Labor”, ”Law and Order”, and ”The Bourgeoisie”, and many others.
Among our translations into Swedish are texts by, among others, Theodor W. Adorno, Giorgio Agamben, Sara Ahmed, Mahdi Amil, Samir Amin, Perry Anderson, Hannah Arendt, Étienne Balibar, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Luc Boltanski, Pierre Bourdieu, Wendy Brown, Cornelius Castoriadis, Vivek Chibber, John Dewey, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Michel Foucault, Antonio Gramsci, Donna Haraway, Michael Hardt, Michael Heinrich, Axel Honneth, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Eva Illouz, Jürgen Kocka, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Ernesto Laclau, Bruno Latour, Karl Marx, Chantal Mouffe, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière, Richard Rorty, Arlie Russel Hochschild, Saskia Sassen, Michel Serres, Beverly Skeggs, Valerie Solanas, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Guy Standing, Loïc Wacquant, Immanuel Wallerstein, Michael Walzer, Amy E. Wendling, Iris Marion Young, and Slavoj Zizek.
Fronesis is a member of Eurozine, the network of European cultural journals. In the Eurozine online magazine, a selection of articles from the printed issues of Fronesis are continuously made available in English. A list of links to our translated articles and summaries of the issues in English is available below.
The running work with Fronesis is managed by an editorial board, appointed by the non-profit association Fronesis.
The current editorial board is composed as follows:
Chairman: Magnus Wennerhag
Treasurer: David Lindberg
Other members of the editorial board: Shabane Barot, Kalle Eriksson, Sam Carlshamre, Vanja Carlsson, Maryam Fanni, Charlotte Fridolfsson, Henrik Gundenäs, Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, Linda Nyberg, Hannah Ohlén Järvinen, Carl Wilén och Johan Örestig.
The members of Fronesis’ advisory board are: Elin Grelsson Almestad, Somar Al Naher, Olav Fumarola Unsgaard, Ylva Gislén, Klas Gustavsson, Toivo Jokkala, Anders Hylmö, Sara Kalm, Johan Lindgren, Lisa Pelling, Per-Anders Svärd, and Sofie Tornhill.
If you wish to contact Fronesis, please contact us by e-mail:
Our mail address:
S-203 14 MALMÖ,
Phone: +46 (0)40 23 20 01
Fronesis articles in English
Fronesis no. 60-61: Revolution
Hannah Ohlén Järvinen and Johan Örestig: Revolution as accelerated modernity: Hannah Arendt and Anselm Jappe on radical social transformation
Fronesis no. 58-59: Solidarity
Carl Cassegård: Individualized solidarity
Fronesis no. 52-53: Ideology
Hanna Bäckström, Johan Örestig and Annika Persson: The EU migrant debate as ideology: Social rights, obligations and responsibility in the capitalist welfare state
Fronesis no. 50-51: The Family
Fronesis no. 40-41: Class
Fronesis no. 36-37: Critique
Bo Isenberg: Critique and crisis: Reinhart Koselleck’s thesis of the genesis of modernity [En] / Kritika ir krizė: Reinharto Kosellecko tezės apie modernumo kilmę komentaras [Lt] / Кризис и критика: Идеи Рейнхарта Козеллека о происхождении современности [Ru]
Leila Brännström, Anders Johansson, Sharon Rider, Malin Rönnblom: What is the state of critique today?
Fronesis no. 35: Human Nature
Fronesis no. 34: The Battle for the People
Fronesis no. 32–33: Social Democracy
Fronesis no. 31: Culture and Politics
Fronesis no. 29–30: Democracy and Expertocracy
Fronesis no. 28: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy
Fronesis no. 27: Migration
Olle Sahlström: Migration: a lever for union renewal?
Fronesis no. 25–26: Feminism and the Left
Beverley Skeggs (interview): On the economy of moralism and working class properness
Fronesis no. 24: Bourgeoisie
Fronesis no. 22–23: Liberalism
Saskia Sassen (interview): Denationalized states and global assemblages
Fronesis no. 19–20: The Political
Luka Arsenjuk: On Jacques Rancière