This special issue explores the dynamic and double-sided nature of thinking place. The articles highlight, in varying degrees, the importance of ‘materiality’, ‘atmospheres’ and ‘spaces of belonging’ to the shaping of place and the social relations experienced via place.
Guest Editors: Fu Qilin and Peter Beilharz
Contributors: J.F. Dorahy, Galin Tihanov, Liu Can, Ziyi Fan, Marko Hočevar, Jiayang Qin
This special section is the result of a online workshop called ‘Living in Crisis’ hosted by the TASA Social Theory thematic group and Thesis Eleven in 2020. Attendees were invited to think about the relationship between social theory and crisis in two ways. First, how can social theory be utilised to unpack what is happening in the world today? Second, do social theorists offer legitimate ways of understanding and responding to this crisis?
The essays in this thematic issue reflect on late 20th- and 21st-century figurations of ‘upheaval’ to measure the affective and emotional dimensions of some of the most complex challenges of our times. In exploring the discursive potency of the term ‘upheaval’ itself they attend collectively to an ‘optics’ of upheaval – that is, to the ways in which upheaval’s forms are rendered visible or invisible in a variety of contexts.
Contributors: Peter Baehr, Jim Berryman, Christopher Houston, Anthony Lloyd, Mark Horsley, Henry Maher, Silvia Pierosara, Alice Bloch
Reviews: Zak Kizer, Shannon Brincat, Franciszek Chwałczyk, Nico Buitendag
Guest editors: Bo Kaspersen and Liv Egholm
Contributors: Veit Bader, Grahame Thompson, Christiane Mossin, Andreas Møller Mulvad, Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen, Lara Monticelli,
Reviews: Chamsy el-Ojeili, Peter Murphy, Marcus Maloney
Contributors: Peter Hudis, Alison Ross, Esperança Bielsa, Jodie Lee Heap, Andrea Lanza, Gerard Delanty, Neal Harris, Ali Rıza Taşkale, Jeremy Smith, Kevin Blachford, Eduardo de la Fuente, Wayne Hudson, John Lechte, J. F. Dorahy, Gary Pearce, Henry Paternoster, Chamsy el-Ojeili, Andrew Simon Gilbert, Greg Melleuish
Jeffrey C. Alexander, Victor Weisbrod, James Kent, Olmo Gölz, Alan Scott, Clive Gabay, Katariina Kaura-aho, Sighard Neckel, Jon Stratton, Fu Qilin, Katie Terezakis
How will populism research evolve in the coming years? Whilst the field has expanded dramatically and – as this issue shows – there remains substantial room for theoretical and empirical contributions, it is also true that forthcoming scholarship will need to grapple with less predictable events and trajectories.
Thesis Eleven turns 40 this year! We have thought about how to celebrate the momentous occasion with our readers in a way that responds to the times and does away with the distance. So, we want to send this virtual community of reading a gift: forty articles to represent the forty years of editorial efforts, free to access throughout 2021.