The articles collected here hail from two public events in November 2019. The first event specifically addressed philosophy and the Far-Right. The second, more interdisciplinary event looked at the global dimensions of the return of the Far-Right in the new millennium, bringing together historians, philosophers, critical theorists, criminologists, and political scientists
Editorial by Sian Supski and Peter Beilharz
We have been in discussion on matters of this transition for some years already now. What to maintain, what to change, what to seek anew? How to register the best of the traditions which the journal has built upon; what to move on from, how to innovate and keep up the sense of the cutting edge?
It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the tragic passing of South African writer and artist, Phumlani Pikoli. He was 33 years old.
The Distortion of Nature’s Image: Reification and the Ecological Crisis (SUNY, 2019)
Reviewed by Francisco Gelves-Gomez
Chamsy el-Ojeili reviews:
Susan Buck-Morss, Revolution Today (Haymarket Books, 2019)
David Renton The New Authoritarians: Convergence on the Right (Haymarket Books, 2019);
William I. Robinson Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism (Haymarket Books, 2018)
Reimagining Nations and Rethinking Futures: Contemporary Eco-Political Controversies in India and Australia (Primus Books, 2019)
Reviewed by Haris Qadeer
Elettra Stimilli, Debt and Guilt: A Political Philosophy, Stefania Porcelli (trans.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
Reviewed by Scott Robinson
Watch Peter Beliharz and Mark Davis in discussion about Peter’s new book, ‘Intimacy in postmodern times: A friendship with Zygmunt Bauman’
With this issue, Thesis Eleven is 40 years old. Who would have thunk? The day John Lennon was murdered, we picked up the boxes in Julian Triado’s Renault 12, news on the radio, axles groaning, us, I suppose, otherwise elated, but also in shock. What were these new times? This issue, guest edited by Vrasidis Karalis, takes us back by our line in the labyrinth to Cornelius Castoriadis, who was always among our keenest supporters.
You are welcome to contribute to this upcoming issue of the ‘Uniwersyteckie Czasopismo Socjologiczne / Academic Journal of Sociology’. The topic of the issue will be one hundred and fifty years of the influence of Polish culture on world science, literature, music and technology.
Alastair Davidson was a founding editor of Thesis Eleven, and coedited the journal from 1980 to 1984. Widely recognised for his global work on Gramsci, his essays are collected in Gramsci in Australia, forthcoming with Brill. Here he offers his memoirs of communism and intellectuals in Australia, written for the Centenary of the CPA.