Welcome to the Candidate Journal
The Candidate Journal has relaunched its website in 2014. We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 6 on Belonging. We encourage analysts at all stages in their career to submit ideas for this issue. Our previous issues have explored themes from a variety of perspectives and we remain committed to presenting a diversity of viewpoints and writing. We remain open to hearing your suggestions for creative ways to explore this theme.
The concept of belonging suggests a fruitful departure point for understanding the complexities of the interaction between the individual and culture. One does not simply belong to any group; like any relation, belonging requires the capacity to negotiate love and hate. Belonging is situated at the intersection of inner and outer without being the exclusive province of either the individual or the group. We can love someone without consent but we cannot belong without the agreement of the other. Belonging necessitates both an invitation from the outside and an assent from within. Please click here for more information on the theme and how to submit an idea to the Candidate Journal for the next issue.