Thesis Eleven 40th Birthday: The Top 40

Thesis Eleven 40th Birthday: The Top 40

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.

Ranging all four decades, the articles display the broad thematic scope that the journal is known for. The central features of Thesis Eleven — the breadth of its approach and continued engagement with Marxism, critical theory and historical sociology — are present, interwoven through the words of authors from across the globe.

The list is by no means exhaustive, but it does reveal tracks in a path encouraged by the journal’s interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and internationalism (to borrow the adjectives identified by George Steinmetz in our hundredth issue). This, coupled with the particular affinity of each editor to a diversity of styles and content, is the mix of ingredients that give way to the forty articles available for everyone to enjoy.

All the articles can be found on the Sage website or via the links below. We hope our readers will appreciate the sentiment, and we thank them for making the project possible. More is to be done!

Image: Emily Floyd Owl of Minerva, 2019 © Emily Floyd
Courtesy of the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery
Photography by Zan Wimberley

Reflections on articles from the ‘Top 40’:

The Top 40 articles:

About the artwork: Owl of Minerva featured as part of the exhibition: ‘Anti-totalitarian Vectors’. The exhibition explored philosophical motives drawn from Agnes Heller’s A Philosophy of History in Fragments (1993).

Emily Floyd is an artist working on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation in Narrm, Melbourne. She works in sculpture, printmaking and public installation, creating text-based sculptures and pedagogically inspired works that combine a strong focus on visual qualities with an interest in the legacies of modernism. Emily is Senior Lecturer and Monash Art Design and Architecture and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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