Event: ‘Whither Social Theory’ – Australian Social Theory Thematic Group Workshop

Join us for this special thematic workshop exploring the status of social theory within Australian sociology. This event is co-hosted by Thesis Eleven Journal and the The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Social Theory Thematic Group. The workshop is a part of the a week of events organised for the TASA 2022 Conference.

28 November 2022, 8:30am – 5:00pm AEDT

In-person at ACU Fitzroy, Melbourne
The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in these issues and questions. We ask you to register for catering/room capacity purposes.

Remembering Riaz Hassan 1937–2022

by Iván Szelényi

Riaz Hassan passed away in Melbourne on June 8, 2022 after a long illness. His is a great loss to the Australian social sciences and to the social sciences in general. Riaz was a great scholar, a wonderful colleague, a good friend and an excellent teacher. He was the mentor of a whole generation of social scientists. His death is an especially great loss to me personally.

New book – The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre was an eminent figure within the world of Australian history scholarship for 45 years. This collection of essays and responses revisits and extends this extraordinary life of achievement and engagement. Leading scholars write here of Macintyre’s contribution to understanding radicalism and communism, postwar reconstruction, education and civics, universities, liberalism, historiography and the history wars. They also tell us about collegiality and friendship.

New book: The barber who read history

scholars to look outside the universities for their field of writing/publication/action; they define radical history and discuss the work of some of its past and present practitioners; they show that labour history grew out of intellectuals within the labour movement, and argue that labour history should re-invent itself as working class history; and they provide examples of their recent ‘radical history’ work