We call for papers under the broad horizons of these arcs, modernity and civilisation, working within and beyond the fields engaged by Thesis Eleven over the last forty years. Agnes Heller’s theories of modernity and its competing logics offer one frame of reference. The Western discourses she worked within also reach back to the Greeks and beyond. The narratives and interests inhabited by our Chinese colleagues reach into new modernities and back to long Chinese traditions of civilisation. These are possible parameters for papers. We are open to suggestion for other ideas.
Activist Movements and Social Theory: Power, Resistance and Protest since 1968
Public Lecture Featuring:
Prof Peter Beilharz (Curtin University)
Prof Nikos Papastergiadis (Research Unit for Public Cultures, University Melbourne)
Dr Theresa Petray (James Cook University)
Caravans, Capital, Civilization, Crowds
Democracy and Recognition This issue aims to bridge some of the theoretical gaps by discussing the interconnections between recognition and democracy. This is done by, firstly, highlighting the fact that the relationship of these two concepts is not without its problems – there certainly is potential for pathological developments and deviations – and, secondly,…