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Welcome to the digital news office of Thesis Eleven, journal of critical theory and historical sociology. Here you will find announcements of published issues of the journal, dates and details of upcoming events hosted by the Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory and our affiliates, and other morsels of information to whet your intellectual appetite.

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about the journal

Established in 1980 Thesis Eleven is a truly international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal. Innovative and authoritative the journal produces articles, reviews and debate with a central focus on theories of society, culture, and politics and the understanding of modernity.

The purpose of this journal is to encourage the development of social theory in the broadest sense. We view social theory as both multidisciplinary and plural, reaching across social sciences and liberal arts (sociology, anthropology, philosophy, politics, geography, cultural studies and literature) and cultivating a diversity of critical theories of modernity across both the German and French senses of critical theory.

The identity of the journal, like its location, is multiple: European in the continental sense, but also transatlantic and colonial. The journal translates European social theory, mainstream and marginal, and it also takes theory from the margins of the world system to the centres.

Social theory progresses through substantive concerns as well as formal or textural endeavour; the journal therefore publishes theories, and theorists, surveys, critiques, debates and interpretations, but also papers to do with place, region, or problems in the world today, encouraging civilizational analysis and work on alternative modernities from fascism and communism to Japan and Southeast Asia. Marxist in origin, post-Marxist by necessity, the journal is vitally concerned with change as well as with tradition.

For contents of past issues of the journal, see the Sage website

notes for contributors

Full manuscript submission guidelines can be found here

editorial board:

Founding Editor:

Peter Beilharz, Sichuan University


Timothy Andrews, La Trobe University

Rachel Busbridge, Australian Catholic University

Alonso Casanueva Baptista, La Trobe University

James Dorahy, Australian Catholic University

Andrew Gilbert, La Trobe University

Julian J Potter, Australian Catholic University

Howard Prosser, Monash University

Ira Raja, University of Delhi

Raul Sanchez Urribarri, La Trobe University

Sian Supski, La Trobe University

Editorial Assistants:

Tin Luong, La Trobe University

Jacqueline Marie J. Tolentino, La Trobe University

Review Editors:

Peter Beilharz 

Alonso Casanueva Baptista 

Tin Luong,

Julian J Potter 

Production Assistant:

Julian J Potter


Timothy Andrews

Editorial Advisory Board:

Jeffrey C. Alexander, Association for Psychological Science, USA

Dominique Bouchet, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Craig Calhoun, Arizona State University, USA

Luis David SJ, Ateneo de Manila Law School, Philippines

Mark Davis, University of Leeds, UK

Eduardo De La Fuente, University of Wollongong, Australia

Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex, UK

Chamsy el-Ojeili, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Austin Harrington, University of Leeds, UK

Trevor Hogan, La Trobe University, Australia

Axel Honneth, J W Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Martin Jay, University of California, USA

Hans Joas, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, USA

Udaya Kumar, University of Delhi, India

Fuyuki Kurasawa, York University, Canada

Vassilis Lambropoulos, University of Michigan, USA

María Pía Lara, U AM-I, Mexico

John Lechte, Macquarie University, Australia

Simon Marginson, Oxford University, UK

Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Australia

Maria Celia Paoli, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Carole Pateman, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Orlando Patterson, Harvard University, USA

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., Georgia State University, UK

Donald Sassoon, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Priti Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Margaret R Somers, University of Michigan, USA

George Steinmetz, University of Michigan, USA

Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, USA

Alain Touraine, CADIS, France

Julian Triado, Melbourne, Australia

Peter Vale, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Loic Wacquant, University of California, Berkeley, USA / Centre de sociologie européenne du Collège de France, France

Peter Wagner, University of Barcelona, Spain

In Memoriam:

Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds, UK and Warsaw University, Poland

Cornelius Castoriadis, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Agnes Heller, New School for Social Research, New York, USA

Barry Hindess, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Joel S Kahn, La Trobe University, Australi

György Markus, University of Sydney, Australia

Keith Tester, University of Hull, UK

Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University, USA

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