Contributors: Emre Amasyalı, John A. Hall, Mohammed Sulaiman, Kalli Drousioti, Marianna Papastephanou, María Esperanza Casullo, Rodolfo E. Colalongo, Loïc Wacquant, Michael Wayne, Elizabeth S. Goodstein, Austin Harrington, Thomas Kemple, Nicola Marcucci, Christine Magerski, Angie Sassano, J.F. Dorahy
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.
Underneath our city arteries, the roadways, corridors and paths conceal a labyrinthine network of utilities and services. These invisible networks facilitate the complex delivery of services and communications essential to the smooth operation of a functioning, modern society.
This year’s Thesis Eleven Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Susan L. Robertson (Monash University) Left-Right, or Left Right Out? Knowledge Economies, Social Inequalities, Education and Authoritarian Populism
Guest Editors: Fu Qilin and Peter Beilharz
Contributors: J.F. Dorahy, Galin Tihanov, Liu Can, Ziyi Fan, Marko Hočevar, Jiayang Qin
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.
by Jill Redner
For Harry, philosophy was a vocation in Weber’s sense. But pursuing this ideal in today’s technocratic multiversity can seem almost quixotic, because specialist knowledge and technical expertise are cultivated, rather than a general intellectual grasp of problems affecting humanity. Generalists still exist but are increasingly likely to find themselves dismissed as mere “intellectuals”. Harry accepted this situation with good humour: “Though my academic sins be scarlet”, he quipped recently, “let my books be read”.
by Harry Redner
Section I. The origin of the natural sciences in music and painting.
Western achievements in the arts and sciences began with the Greeks. During the great age of Classical civilization, that of the glory of Greece and the grandeur of Rome, the basis was laid for all the later achievements in the development of the arts and sciences in the West…
by Harry Redner
The history of Theorybabble is now well-known to everyone and is an often-told story that need not preoccupy us unduly. It arose in the hothouse atmosphere of the avant gardist intellectual circles of the Paris of the 1960s and 70s. But it only really flourished in the American elite universities of the 1980s and 90s. Since then, it has become much more widespread, though not in Paris itself, where it has more or less petered out.
by Harry Redner
We are now undergoing a historic transformation in the destiny of mankind that is in many ways as decisive as any of those in the historic past, perhaps as far back as the Neolithic Revolution. For the very first time in history mankind has come together in a global society that some have called a technological civilization.