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Sook and Tired: A conversation about race and the media

Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology and the Department of Social Inquiry present: Sisonke Msimang Sook and Tired: A conversation about race and the media In the last few years, questions of racial justice have re-emerged in America, South Africa and Australia.  This conversation will look at media coverage of police brutality against African-Americans, and…

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Issue 132, February 2016

Cultural Trauma, Morality and Nihilism Articles: Culture trauma, morality and solidarity: The social construction of ‘Holocaust’ and other mass murders Jeffrey C Alexander Abstract: Cultural trauma occurs when members of a collectivity feel they have been subjected to a horrendous event that leaves indelible marks upon their group consciousness, marking their memories forever and changing their…

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Issue 131, December 2015

Critical Theory and Science Fiction We have attempted in this special edition to include voices that recognize the power of SF [science fiction] to threaten the established order of things and open up critical spaces for audiences to make new sense of everyday life and the ideological flows that operate there. But we also include…

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Issue 130, October 2015

Noosphere Rising: Disordering Modernities   Articles: Noosphere rising: Internet-based collective intelligence, creative labour, and social production Michael A Peters and James Reveley Abstract: Our article relocates the debate about creative labour to the terrain of peer-to-peer interneting as the paradigmatic form of nonmarket – social – production. From Yann Moulier Boutang we take the point that…

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Thesis Eleven Annual Lecture 2015

PROFESSOR NIKOS PAPASTERGIADIS Public Cultures Research Unit, The University Of Melbourne 6pm to 7.30pm Thursday, 5th November View Street Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo         Heading South What is the nexus between art and world? At the surface level of representation it is apparent that artists produce images of the world. These…

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Agnes Heller Annual Lecture 2015

Beyond Moral Decline: New Moralities for New Times? Dr Nicholas Hookway (Sociology, School of Social Sciences, The University of Tasmania)           THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER, 2015 5pm to 6.30pm Martin Building Lecture Theatre 141, La Trobe University, Melbourne (all welcome) We’re in a state of moral decline in the West – or…

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Issue 129, August 2015

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of the bombings This special issue of Thesis Eleven has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The concern is to think about what the bombings mean today and how their challenge can be confronted across social and cultural thought and action. The…