Melbourne, June 28, 2023.
How Did We Get to Here? A Conversation with Jeffrey Alexander and Peter Beilharz
This year’s Thesis Eleven Annual Lecture will take the form of a conversation between Professor Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University) and Thesis Eleven Founding Editor, Professor Peter Beilharz. This event is hosted by Thesis Eleven and sponsored by the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture.
Bernard Lahire (trans. Helen Morrison), The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams (Wiley, 2020)
Reviewed by John Lechte (Macquarie University)
Contributors: Peter Wagner, Frédéric Vandenberghe, Florence Chiew, Domonkos Sik, Nicholas Holm, Tyson E. Lewis, Todd Madigan, Brad West, Jon Piccini, Claire Colebrook and Brooke Wilmsen
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?
You are welcome to contribute to this upcoming issue of the ‘Uniwersyteckie Czasopismo Socjologiczne / Academic Journal of Sociology’. The topic of the issue will be one hundred and fifty years of the influence of Polish culture on world science, literature, music and technology.
‘How Memory Survives: Descendants of Auschwitz survivors and the progenic tattoo’. The Sociology Program at La Trobe University invites you to the Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Alice Bloch, University of Manchester. 17 November
by Isabela Capovilla Romanetto and Matheus Capovilla Romanetto
That it was possible to dream in more depth is immediately related to how much more silent the city became. This is not only an effect of the absence of people on the streets, but also of changes in the mobility system, which for some time had less buses, and generally less cars around. Downtown São Paulo is an enemy of dream life.
by Andrew Simon Gilbert
It has become increasingly common over recent years for academics to declare a “crisis of trust” in Western institutions. One of the main points of this crisis has been the healthcare system, with eroding trust in doctors and the institutions of biomedicine apparently evident in surveys, as well as the proliferation of “anti-vaxxer” ideology and people’s willingness to second-guess health professionals
by Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Living through the extended pandemic and its still unfolding aftermaths has been sobering for those of us who understand ourselves as critical scholars in the social sciences. Events have unleashed fast-evolving social demands, from #cancelrent to #defundthepolice that dialogue with the very same radical theory that we write and teach, and yet we have struggled to respond to this radicalism meaningfully, particularly as it pertains to radical possibility
by Nilanjana Deb (text) and Jishnu Basak (photos)
Until a vaccine is made cheaply and readily available for all, Kolkata – like all cities – will have to keep moving between phases of city-wide lockdown, limited lockdown within containment zones, and periodic easing of travel and other restrictions to enable businesses and institutions to continue to function.