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.

Issue 170, April 2022 – Including Special Section: Living in Crisis

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?

New Book: History and the Present

History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction.

Eleven theses or hypotheses on the way out of the pandemic

by Michel Wieviorka (Paris)

How to think about the post-pandemic? This is not a simple question. The phenomenon is global, since it concerns the whole world, but its treatment is mainly national, with considerable differences from one country to another. The pandemic is not static but moving. Paradoxically it may well be long-lasting, since we do not know if and when humanity as a whole, but also specific countries, will be able to stop living with the pandemic, and precisely envisage emerging from it.